Call for applications for UICC's Young Leaders Programme now open

25 April 2019

UICC aims to nurture aspiring young cancer control professionals to become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community.

The Young Leaders Programme identifies and supports aspiring young professionals in cancer control by providing unique opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, for connecting and networking with experienced leaders, as well as the chance to engage and participate in recognised international and regional events. The call for applications will remain open from Thursday 25th April to Sunday 16th June 2019.

Seven individuals will be selected this year and the programme will commence at the 2019 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Kazakhstan and conclude at the 2020 World Cancer Congress in Oman.

The programme gives successful applicants the chance to;

Attend the World Cancer Leaders' Summit (WCLS) where Young Leaders will have the opportunity to contribute and learn from global discussions on current topics in cancer control, and network with influential and experienced leaders from around the world.

Participate in an event or organise a study visit aligned with their interests and expertise during the 12 months following the WCLS, to create regional impact or initiate a regional collaboration.

Attend the World Cancer Congress (WCC) to benefit from the breadth of discussions and learning opportunities available, and to share experiences and best practices through a dedicated session.

Join the UICC Young Leaders Alumni community at the end of the programme and become part of a proactive and prestigious network who support and actively engage with UICC.

We welcome applications from individuals who fit the following criteria; 

  • Up to and including 40 years of age at the application deadline (16 June 2019)
  • Emerging cancer control professional with demonstrated impact in their network/organisation
  • Fluent in English (both spoken and written) for successful interaction at an international level
  • Self-starter with proven experience in community engagement and mobilisation in their local setting

Get to know the last cohort of Young Leaders and read about some of their experiences as part of the programme here.

Last update: 
Thursday 25 April 2019
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