The social distancing guidelines and international travel restrictions that have been introduced worldwide to reduce the spread of COVID-19 have resulted in the temporary closure of the Technical Fellowships programme, which supports and promotes the exchange of knowledge and skills to enhance cancer control through international visits and in-person mentoring and training. UICC is therefore offering a virtual alternative to overcome the current barriers to this in-person learning experience and to support and guide members in these unique and difficult circumstances.
Virtual Fellowships consist of a minimum of four one-hour video calls with an expert in cancer control, allowing them to ask key questions and receive tailored and actionable advice. This opportunity is open to cancer professionals (public health workers, clinicians, nurses or researchers) who are employed by a UICC member organisation and who have at least five years’ experience in cancer control.
UICC will provide support in matching applicants with international experts, drawing from its broad network and long-standing collaborations with organisations around the world. Applications on all aspects of cancer control are welcome; however, depending on the level of interest, priority will be given to applications on topics that relate to cancer control during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted cancer control across the spectrum and multiplied the challenges that our members face. The same motivation drives the launch of the Virtual Fellowships as it did UICC’s Virtual Dialogues: to ensure that despite the current context, UICC members continue to receive the tailored learning and training opportunities they need.”
– Kirstie Graham, UICC’s Director of Capacity Building
Candidates are invited to apply starting Monday 22nd June via a simple application process available in English, French or Spanish. The call will be open for the remainder of 2020, subject to the level of interest received.