The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is proud to have launched these two new fellowships in 2012 with its partners International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and McCabe Centre for Law.

UICC - IARC Development Fellowship

The UICC-IARC Development Fellowship is a new initiative that builds on established programmes of both organisations and reiterate their joint commitment to promote training in cancer in low- and middle-income countries.

The aim of the UICC-IARC Development Fellowship is to allow each year for one of the most promising participants of the IARC Summer School to return to IARC and spend a period of up to three months integrated in one of the IARC Groups to receive further training in all areas of research and/or to set up a research collaboration.

Eligibility: available to cancer registry staff, health workers, health-related professionals and post-graduate students interested in initiating or pursuing work on cancer epidemiology and related disciplines. Priority is given to applicants from countries in greatest need of developing human resources in the area of cancer epidemiology and cancer registration.

Applicants will be selected among the IARC Summer School program attendees.

The UICC-IARC Development Fellowship is funded by the UICC through the UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship scheme.

2012 Awardees

UICC and IARC are pleased to announce the award of the UICC-IARC Development Fellowship of a value of USD 10,000 to:

Dr Oresto Michael Munishi, Director of the Kilimanjaro Cancer Registry, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre, Moshi, United Republic of Tanzania

Project: Evaluating nutritional, behavioral, and environmental patterns amongst patients with esophageal cancer in two regions of Tanzania: An exploratory case-control study


McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer Fellowship

The aim of the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer Fellowship is to provide opportunities for lawyers working in cancer control to develop their skills and expertise by working on projects of interest to them during a maximum 3-month placement at the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer, in collaboration with McCabe Centre and Cancer Council Victoria staff, and academic and other McCabe Centre collaborators. 

Eligibility Criteria: Candidates, preferably from low or middle income countries, must have an academic qualification in law and relevant professional background. The candidate should have the ability to demonstrate how the proposed fellowship will contribute to cancer control nationally, regionally or internationally. 

These Fellowships are funded by the Cancer Council Australia and the UICC International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowship scheme.

To learn more about the UICC - McCabe Initiative:

2012 Awardees

The UICC and the Cancer Council Australia are pleased to announce the award of two McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer Fellowships of AU$ 15,000 each.

The awardees for 2012 were:

Mr Vuyile Dumisani Dlamini, Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Health, Mbabane, Swaziland


Ms Halina Samulenka, Legal Advisor & Deputy Director for the EAFO Educational & Research Centre “Eurasian Oncology Program”, Moscow, Russian Federation

Congratulations to both!

Regional opportunities

Asia-Pacific Cancer Society Training Grants (APCASOT)

The UICC is undertaking a review of its capacity building programmes globally through a newly created Capacity Building Portfolio. This is an important step and one that will ensure UICC programmes are not only contemporary but also targeted to meet the emerging needs of cancer control organisations and contribute to the development of cancer control at a country level.

Accordingly, the APCASOT Fellowships will not be offered in 2017 while plans are developed and a new suite of capacity building programs are prepared for launch in 2018.

Cancer Councils in Australia will continue to be engaged in the development of regional capacity building initiatives with UICC and are committed to ongoing investment in the region.

Type of grant: Capacity-building training for cancer organisations in Asia-Pacific

Duration The training program offered by the host organisation is usually for one week.

Grant Value Up to AU$2000

Number available 5 – 10 per year

Dates Applications open – End of May; Applications close – end of October

Notification of results mid December

Who can apply Staff or accredited volunteers of voluntary cancer societies located in the Asia-Pacific region

For more information and to access the APPLICATION FORM, please click here.

Partner opportunities

International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Fellowships

Find out what IARC have to offer here.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Training Opportunities

Find out what ASCO Training Opportunities exist here.

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Research Opportunities

Find out what AACR Research and Training Opportunities exist here.

WCRF International Regular Grant Programme supporting research on the link between diet, nutrition, body composition, physical activity and cancer incidence and survival.

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