Fellowships

What are UICC Fellowships? 

  • Short-term international training and learning opportunities for professionals working in all aspects of cancer control (click here and here for examples of recently awarded Fellows and their chosen topics).
  • Individual in-person visits or virtual sessions with leading experts to gain technical knowledge and tailored advice.

UICC Fellowships 

Established in 1962, the Fellowships is one of UICC's oldest and most established portfolio of programmes. Whilst it has developed and adapted over time, its objective remains the same, to strengthen the workforce capacity in cancer control by facilitating the exchange of knowledge, expertise and technical skills, with the ambition of improving cancer prevention, treatment and care. UICC Fellowships also enable networking and collaboration across institutions and countries.

Watch a video about UICC Fellowshps:

Types of UICC fellowship

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Technical Fellowships

Enabling the exchange of knowledge, skills and techniques for effective cancer control through one-month international visits. Fellowships can be clinical observerships, on translational, operational or clinical research or in public health fields.

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Bourses pour l'Afrique Francophone

Destinées aux personnels de santé travaillant dans le domaine du cancer basés en Afrique francophone, une visite d’un mois pour acquérir de nouvelles compétences et renforcer des collaborations.

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Virtual Fellowships

Supporting individuals from UICC member organisations to obtain expert learning and guidance in cancer control via a series of facilitated one-to-one video calls.

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YY Study Grants

Training of postdoctoral and clinical cancer researchers through three-month international collaborative projects.

 

How to find out more information?

Click below to register for the UICC Fellowships' weekly Q&A zoom for an hour every Wednesday at 14:00 CET where you are able to discuss in person with a member of the Fellowship team and ask questions about the application process in English or French.

For enquiries about the Zoom Q&A, please write to fellows@uicc.org

Programme overview:

Fellowship programmes Call dates Duration of visit Award amount Eligible Candidates Language of Application
Technical Fellowships 

1 February - 31 December 2021

One month

3,400 USD

Master's Degree or medical equivalent

English

Bourses pour l’Afrique Francophone 1 février - 31 decembre 2021 Un mois 3,400 USD Titulaires d’un Master ou équivalent Français
YY study grants Autumn - December 2021 tbc Three months 10,000 USD >2 years post PhD English
Virtual Fellowships 

1 February - 31 December 2021

Four one-hour video calls

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Cancer control professionals working in a UICC member organisation

English, French or Spanish

Download and distribute the UICC Fellowships Flyer within your network.

 

Applicants from all regions are welcome

 

 

 

UICC Fellowship Flyer 2020

The UICC Fellowships programme support individuals from all over the world, and from all areas of cancer control. Over 4,000 fellowships have been awarded to date. 99% of Fellows would recommend going on a UICC fellowshship, with 84% reporting that the skills and knowledge gained during their fellowship had a positive impact on cancer patients.

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The UICC Fellowships annual activity report 2020 summarizes the results of the Technical Fellowships, the Bourses pour l'Afrique Francophone, the YY Study grants and the Virtual fellowships programmes.

 

Fellowships activity report

Programme chairs and reviewer committee members

Each of the Fellowships programmes is supported by a pool of external reviewers, international experts across all fields of cancer control. Each application is reviewed by a minimum of two reviewers, and a final decision is made by the respective Programme Chair.

UICC would like to acknowledge and thank the Programme Chairs and reviewers for their time and dedication.

Fellowship partners

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Last update: 
Friday 18 June 2021
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