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 cancer control activities and clinical management being conducted in the Fellows’ home countries.

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.

Application Guidelines

Please see below on how to apply:


Eligible Candidates

These include cancer professionals such as cancer advocates, public health investigators, implementation and translational researchers, pathologists, epidemiologists, tobacco control activists and cancer registrars in the early stages of their careers who hold at least an MSc or MA.

In addition, clinicians and nurses who are established in oncology practice and hold as a minimum an MD degree (for doctors) or RN (for nurses) are eligible to apply.

Medical and PhD Students are not eligible.

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)
2019 Call opens January 31st 2019
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.        


  • Etiology: the causes or origins of cancer - genetic, environmental, and lifestyle, and the interactions between these factors
  • Cancer Prevention: interventions which reduce cancer risk by reducing exposure to cancer risks (including tobacco control) and increasing protective factors. Interventions may target lifestyle or may involve drugs or vaccines
  • Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis:  Identification and testing of cancer markers and imaging methods that are helpful in detecting and/or diagnosing cancer as well as predicting the outcome or chance of recurrence
  • Treatment: Identifying and testing treatments administered locally (such as radiotherapy and surgery) and systemically (treatments like chemotherapy which are administered throughout the body) as well as nontraditional (complementary/alternative) treatments (such as supplements, herbs). Research into the prevention of recurrence is also included here
  • Cancer Control, Survivorship, and Research into Outcomes:  Patient care and pain management; tracking cancer cases in the population; beliefs and attitudes that affect behaviour regarding cancer control; ethics, education and communication approaches for patients and health care professionals; supportive and end-of-life care; and health care delivery in terms of quality and cost effectiveness
  • Advocacy and Health Policy: Study of advocacy and health policies relevant to cancer control.

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Last update: 
Monday 17 December 2018