Technical Fellowships

Transfer of cancer control knowledge, skills and techniques through one month international visits


  • Facilitate the international exchange and development of technical knowledge and skills in all areas of cancer control
  • Build capacity of the individual and the home organisation through the effective application and dissemination of the newly acquired skills in the home organisation upon return
  • Support the development of networks of cancer control professionals for the continued sharing of best practices and knowledge, and the informal provision of ongoing support, guidance or training

The 2022 calls for applications to the Technical Fellowships and the sub-programme focused on Francophone Africa, Bourses pour l’Afrique francophone  will open on 1 February 2022.

Click below to see the Fellows awarded in 2021:

Click below to register for the weekly Q&A zoom for an hour every Wednesday at 14:00 CET where you are able to discuss in person with the fellowship team and ask questions about the application process.

For enquiries about the Zoom Q&A, please write to


Application general conditions and guidelines:

*online application to the Technical Fellowships is only accepted in English, however support to Spanish-speaking applicants is provided through the translated step by step online application guide.

2021 call submission deadline: 31 December 2021

The 2021 call for Technical Fellowships and Bourses pour l'Afrique Francophone will remain open until 31 December 2021. After this date the next opportunity to apply will be 1st February 2022.


Eligible candidates are 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.

Practical Information:

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)
2022 Call open 1 February 2022
2022 Call closes 31 December 2022
Notification of results Generally within 60 days of registration

Host Institutions: 

Ideally, Technical Fellowship candidates identify and make contact with potential host supervisors themselves. Host institutions do not need to be UICC member organisations, however, in cases where candidates are unable to find a host supervisor, UICC can liaise with UICC members such as HCG Hospitals (India), NCCK (S.Korea) and Icon Group – Leading cancer care provider  who have expressed an interest in hosting UICC Fellows.

For additional information regarding potential host institutions, please contact

While candidates working in all fields of cancer control are welcome to apply, applications in cancer prevention and early detection, breast cancer (as part of the broader Breast Cancer Programmeand cancer and ageing are particularly encouraged this year.


Public Health 

  • Epidemiology and cancer registries
  • Health education
  • Health economics
  • Cancer screening & prevention
  • Pathology


  • Implementation research
  • Translational research into early detection, prognosis and therapeutics
  • Clinical cancer research




  • Observerships in cancer treatment e.g. oncology, radiotherapy, surgery
  • Patient support, survivorship, palliative care
Last update: 
Thursday 23 December 2021