Virtual Fellowships

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Virtual Fellowships allow cancer professionals from UICC member organisations to obtain expert learning and guidance in cancer control in English, French or Spanish, through a series of four one-to-one video calls with experts. This initiative complements the Technical Fellowships programme and co-exists alongside it to provide an online alternative to UICC members.

Fellowship conditions 

Call timeframe Apply any time from February 1 to December 31 
Target candidates Cancer professionals working in research, public health or health service delivery at UICC member organisations.
Experts If needed, UICC can provide support in identifying and contacting experts.
Duration One month: minimum of four weekly one-hour video calls. Start date flexible, to be agreed upon with expert.
Eligibility Eligible candidates must be employed by a UICC member organisation (students are not eligible), have the endorsement of their line manager/superior and at least five years’ experience working in cancer control.
Average value No specific funding will be provided for those awarded a Virtual Fellowship.
Fellowship Topics

All applications in cancer control are welcome, please see the list of recently completed fellowships for examples of fellowship topics. While candidates working in all fields of cancer control are welcome to apply, applications in breast cancer (as part of the broader Breast Cancer Programme) and cancer and ageing are particularly encouraged this year.

How to Apply?

Download the Word document below and complete it, and send it with a copy of a signed letter of endorsement from your supervisor/manager to with the subject: Virtual Fellowship Application, as well as your first and last name, and UICC member organisation.

Icon Group supports Virtual Fellowships

Cancer nurses and medical radiation therapists from UICC member organisations are invited to apply for a UICC Virtual Fellowship with experts from one of Icon's Comprehensive Cancer Centres. Virtual reality headset technology for both live and recorded simulated training is available, as well as online clinical nurse training, and remote radiation therapy planning with dedicated radiation therapists. 

"The use of assisted reality headsets has enabled us to train and support our teams in China, effectively and accurately providing a two-way remote conversation that has allowed us to bring a world-class level of care to complement the local clinical teams". Claire Smith, Icon Director of Radiation Therapy

"We are very excited to be able to support UICC Virtual Fellowships which will provide unique opportunities for our nursing team to share their knowledge and for invited professionals to connect with likeminded people looking to improve patient outcomes". Margie Hjorth, Icon Director of Nursing

For more information on Icon Group Cancer Centres please click here. Contact for more information on applying.

Current and recently completed Virtual Fellowships

Virtual Fellow Organisation Country Expert's Organisation Expert's Country Fellowship title
Manoj Kalita Dr. B Borooah Cancer Institute* India International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) France Cancer registration approaches in the pandemic situation (incidence, mortality and survival)
Dr Premila Devanayagam Cancer Institute (WIA)* India Portuguese League against Cancer Northern branch* Portugal Cancer awareness among school children during COVID-19 outbreak
Patricia Pinto Portuguese League Against Cancer Northern Branch* Portugal Cancer Research UK (CRUK)* United Kingdom Cancer education in the workplace
Emmanuel Maurice Link to Life* Mauritius Faraja Cancer Support Services Kenya Screening for distress, cognitive behavioural techniques for cancer, treatment-related depression and psychological impact of pandemic on cancer patients
Dr Venkata Pradeep Babu Koyyala  Homi Bhaba Cancer Hospital and Research Center, Branch of Tata Memorial Center* India University of Palermo Italy Translational research into treating solid cancers, including targeted therapies, immunotherapy, and molecular testing in advanced cancers
Dr Ayan Basu Healthcare Global Enterprises* India Israel Cancer Association*, Sheba Medical Center Israel Radiation oncology:  handling communicable disease pandemics ensuring optimal patient care and safety as well as that of all personnel
Rana Arnaout American University of Beirut Medical Center, Children's Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL)* Lebanon Paediatric Cancer Registry, National Cancer Institute Argentina Implementation of a paediatric cancer registry to ensure the collection of quality data
Dr Arman Reza Chowdhury Oncology Club* Bangladesh Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Center, Dehli India Radiation oncology: comprehensive management of urogenital malignancies especially prostate cancer
Dr Harold Tan Cancer Institute Foundation* Philippines Vanderbilt University, Nashville United States Cancer care during the COVID-19 pandemic
Dr Anupurva Dutta Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Branch of Tata Memorial Center* India Northwell Health, New York United States Digital pathology
Fela Mar Gomez FUVEICAM* Venezuala Fundacion FEFOC Spain Digital strategies to reduce anxiety in breast cancer patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic
Somaye Sharifi MAHAK – the Society to Support Children Suffering from Cancer* Iran University of Calgary Canada Social, psychological, economic, and cultural issues families with childhood cancer patients face during and after quarantine 
 Dr Priyana Ravi All India Institute of Medical Sciences* India Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Epidemiology of tobacco control and cessation
Dr Arifur Raham Oncology Club* Bangladesh Amsterdam UMC Netherlands Stereotaxy in oligometastatic disease 
Dr Khin OO Naing Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation* Myanmar Institut Curie France Cancer and ageing, prevention and early detection
Dr Ullas Batra Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre* India University Federico II of Naples Italy Clinical and translational research in lung cancer
Dr Yamin Shwe Yee Soe Pink Rose (Pun Yaung Hnin Si) Breast Cancer patient support group* Myanmar Breast Cancer Welfare Association* Malaysia Breast cancer control during COVID-19
Dr Veena Ramaswamy Healthcare Global Enterprises* India University of Sussex United Kingdom Oncopathology, as applicable to solid tumors
Sonali Bagal Tata Memorial Centre* India Finnish Cancer Registry Finland Survival analysis of population-based cancer registry data of Sangrur district, Punjab state, India
Kaniz Fatema Rahman Oncology Club* Bangladesh Amsterdam UMC Netherlands Comprehensive management of hematological malignancies especially pediatric ALL by multidisciplinary approach
Drs Anannya Sarkar and Shamima Afroz  Bangladesh Cancer Society* Bangladesh Apollo Hospital, Kolkata India Recent advanced techniques of Radiotherapy for colo-rectal cancers, specially for recto-sigmoid, rectal & anal canal carcinomas
Dr Anil Kumar Healthcare Global Enterprises* India Amsterdam UMC Netherlands Management of newly diagnosed prostate cancer during Covid pandemic

* UICC member organisation


Fellowships Virtuels - Français

Uniquement pour les membres de l'UICC

Les Fellowships Virtuels permettent aux professionnels de la lutte contre le cancer des organisations membres de l’UICC de bénéficier d’un accompagnement et de conseils en anglais, français ou espagnol, par la voie d’une série de quatre appels vidéo individuels avec des experts. Cette initiative s’inscrit en complément du programme des bourses de l’UICC (Technical Fellowships/Bourses pour l’Afrique francophone). Cette alternative virtuelle continuera à être proposée aux membres de l’UICC lorsque ce programme sera de nouveau disponible.


Période – Appel à candidatures Appel ouvert, du 1 février au 31 décembre 2021.
Candidats concernés Professionnels de la lutte contre le cancer travaillant dans la recherche, la santé publique ou les services cliniques au sein d’un membre de l’UICC.  
Durée Un mois : minimum de quatre appels vidéos hebdomadaires d’une heure.
Éligibilité Les candidats éligibles doivent être employés par une organisation membre de l’UICC (les étudiants ne sont pas éligibles), doivent disposer de l’autorisation de leur superviseur et avoir une expérience d’au moins cinq ans dans le domaine de la lutte contre le cancer. 
Financement Il n’y a pas de financement spécifique au bénéfice des candidats participant à ces Fellowships virtuels.

Tous sujets relatifs à la lutte contre le cancer sont encouragés. 

Comment soumettre une candidature ?

Télécharger le document Word, le compléter et l’envoyer avec une lettre signée d’approbation de votre superviseur à l’adresse en indiquant en objet : Candidature Fellowship Virtuel – votre prénom, nom et votre organisation membre de l’UICC.

Partenaires des Fellowships Virtuels

2020 Virtual Fellowships Partners

Becas Virtuales - Español

Solo para miembros de la UICC

Las Becas Virtuales permiten a los profesionales de la lucha contra el cáncer de organizaciones miembros de la UICC beneficiarse de un aprendizaje y acompañamiento profesional en inglés, francés y español, a través de una serie de cuatro videollamadas individuales con expertos. Esta iniciativa complementa el programa de Becas Técnicas (Technical Fellowships), y coexistirán una vez éste último vuelva a abrir, proporcionando así una alternativa a los miembros de la UICC. 


Periodo para postular La convocatoria abre el 1 de febrero y estará abierta hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2021.
Candidatos Profesionales de la lucha contra el cáncer en investigación, salud pública o de prestación de servicios sanitarios de organizaciones miembros de la UICC. 
Duración Un mes: mínimo una videollamada seminal durante cuatro semanas
Requisitos de elegibilidad Los candidatos deben trabajar actualmente en una organización miembro de la UICC (excluyendo a estudiantes), contra con el aval de su supervisor directo o superior, y tener al menos cinco años de experiencia profesional en el ámbito de la lucha contra el cáncer.
Valor No hay financiación específica para los candidatos seleccionados
Temas de las becas

Se aceptan postulaciones en relación a todos los aspectos de la lucha contra el cáncer. 

¿Cómo postular?

Descárguese el documento Word, complételo, y mándelo junto con una copia de una carta de apoyo de su supervisor/superior a con el título de Asunto: Postulación a las Becas Virtuales - Nombre y Apellido/s, nombre de la organización miembro de la UICC. 

Formulario de postulación a las Becas Virtuales (Español) 

Last update: 
Wednesday 8 December 2021
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