The Fellowships Programme is a core activity of UICC with a 50-year long history and currently administers three international fellowships. It plays a major role in UICC’s mission and vision to build capacity and contribute to the professional development of cancer investigators, clinicians, nurses, cancer society staff, and volunteers, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

UICC Fellows come from around the globe and work in all areas of cancer research. UICC has awarded over 6,000 fellowships through its cross-border schemes and conducts regular surveys to analyse the impacts of our fellowships. Grantees mention that they have increased knowledge, an expanded professional network, and that their new skills are valued by their Home Institute, CLICK HERE for testimonials from awarded fellows. Our most recent survey also showed that 60% of fellows have either published or are in the process of publishing with their hosts. READ MORE about the impacts of UICC Fellowships.

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International Funding Opportunities


A 1-month fellowship focusing on rapid transfer of cancer knowledge and clinical technology

The objectives of this ICRETT fellowship, which usually lasts for 1 month, are to facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer research and clinical technology, to exchange knowledge and enhance skills in basic, clinical, behavioural and epidemiological areas of cancer research, cancer control and prevention, and to acquire appropriate clinical management, diagnostic and therapeutic expertise for effective application and use in the home organisation upon return.

CLOSING DATE: Applications accepted at any time

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A 3-month fellowship focusing on advanced experimental methods and techniques

The objectives of this 3-month YY fellowship, of a value of USD 10,000, are to initiate, set-up, or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad, to exchange and exploit complementary skills and material, as well as receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques.

 CLOSING DATE: 15 March and 15 September

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A 3-month clinical observational fellowship or a 12-month research fellowship focusing on training 

The objectives of these fellowships are to develop future leaders in cancer research and clinical practice in China, and to provide awardees the opportunity to build advanced skills in their area of expertise, receive hands-on experience, intellectual stimulation, research guidance, and academic mentorship.

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Capacity-building in low- and middle-income countries

UICC Workshops enable capacity building in key topics with linkage to UICC priority areas and World Cancer Declaration targets in low- and middle-income countries.

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Other Opportunities

To discover other UICC initiatives and opportunities available at the regional level, and through our partners, please CLICK HERE.