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

UICC temporarily closed the calls for the 2020 Technical Fellowships and for the sub-programme focused on Francophone Africa, Bourses pour l’Afrique francophone in April 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The calls will reopen on 2nd October 2020, allowing candidates to apply for fellowship visits to take place in 2021.

Click below to register for the weekly Q&A zoom for an hour every Wednesday at 14:00 CEST 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.


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)
2020 Call open 2nd October 2020
2020 Call closes 31st December 2020
Notification of results Generally within 60 days of registration

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
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Last update: 
Wednesday 14 October 2020