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Table 2 Demographics of participants at the start of the 3-month fellowship (n = 143)

From: The Next Generation Scientist program: capacity-building for future scientific leaders in low- and middle-income countries

General
 Gender (female) 72 (50%)
 Median age (25th–75th percentile) 29 (27–33)
Region (Country)
Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Mexico, Peru, Venezuela) 32 (22%)
Africa & Eastern Mediterranean (Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe) 88 (62%)
Western Pacific (China, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam) 10 (7%)
Europe (Russian Federation, Ukraine) 13 (9%)
Training level
 Master’s 43 (30%)
 PhD 89 (62%)
 Post-doctoral 11 (8%)
Professional statusa
 Student 88 (62%)
 Public sector (including academia) 47 (33%)
 Private sector (including pharma) 8 (6%)
 Medical doctor 31 (22%)
Fellowship research focusa
 Development of a specific methodology (e.g., laboratory protocol or standard operating procedure) 111 (78%)
 Training on planning or conduct of clinical trials 34 (24%)
 Access to laboratory equipment, infrastructure and expertise 29 (20%)
 Analysis of samples or data from the fellow’s own institution 14 (10%)
Fellowship scientific discipline
 Biological targets and pathways 32 (22%)
 Chemistry, formulation, or analytical sciences 42 (29%)
 Clinical research 55 (39%)
 Genetics and genomics 14 (10%)
  1. aCategories are not mutually exclusive