UICC Technical Fellowships (UICC-TF)

International rapid transfer of cancer control knowledge and technology

Since its inception in 1976, the UICC fellowships have contributed to the development of the professional capacity of over 2500 UICC Fellows from over 110 countries by facilitating appropriate person-to-person training in specific areas that are relevant to the cancer research, clinical management and other cancer control activities being conducted in the Fellows’ home countries. READ MORE for testimonials by awarded fellows.

The aim of the UICC technical fellowships is to allow the international exchange of knowledge and to enhance skills in cancer control, prevention and treatment and to allow the acquisition of diagnostic and therapeutic clinical expertise that can be applied in the fellows’ home organizations upon their return.

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Investigators (especially in implementation and translational research), clinicians and public health professionals working in the field of cancer.

Duration 1 month
Extension Up to 2 months with funding secured by the Fellow from the home or host organization and at no cost to the UICC
Available  50-60 per year
Average value US$ 3,400 (as monetary contribution towards the least expensive international travel and living costs)
Application closing date None. Applications are accepted at any time during the year
Notification of results Generally within 60 days of registration


To facilitate rapid international transfer of cancer control techniques

To exchange knowledge and enhance skills in all areas of cancer control (including research, clinical and public health interventions)

To ensure the effective application and use of the newly acquired skills in the home organization upon return.


Appropriately qualified investigators, pathologists, epidemiologists, laboratory technicians, tobacco control activists and cancer registrars in the early stages of their careers who hold at least a MSc or MA

Appropriately qualified clinicians who are established in oncology practice and hold as a minimum an MD degree (for doctors) or RN (for nurses)

Medical and PhD Students are not eligible

Research plan

Cancer prevention and control (including tobacco control)

Translational, implementation and clinical cancer research

Epidemiology, cancer registration, public education and behavioural sciences

Clinical training

Surgery, radio- and chemotherapy, multidisciplinary patient care, rehabilitation, survivorship and palliative care.

Detection and diagnosis

Prevention-oriented projects are especially encouraged



Application files and other information may be downloaded in the "Related Files" box in the right hand column.