Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer (YY) Study Grants

Pursue a research collaboration abroad

The YY Study Grants provide an important opportunity to advance cancer research through international collaboration. Their purpose is to enable individuals from any country to carry out cancer research projects abroad and including the opportunity to receive further training in research methods or techniques.

Since its inception in 1975, the YY Study Grant programme has contributed to the professional capacity development of over 330 Fellows from over 40 countries.

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, YY study grant visits planned for 2020 will be deferred to 2021

Call opens   August 2020

Call closes  November 2020

Target candidates Researchers, clinicians, epidemiologists, public health professionals
Duration 3 months
Extension Up to 3 months with funding secured by the fellow from other sources and at no cost to the UICC
Available 6-8 per year
Average value US$ 10,000 each
Application closing dates November 2020
Notification of results January 2021
Results Click here to see the 2019 YY Study Grant awardees
  • To initiate, set up or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad
  • To exchange and exploit complementary skills and material
  • To receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques
  • Possess PhD (or  equivalent degree*) at least 2 years prior to the application closing date of the YY Selection applied for
  • Actively engaged in cancer research
  • Have recent publications in the international peer-reviewed literature
Research plan
  • Basic, translational, public health or applied cancer research

Note: This is not a clinical training fellowship


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Last update: 
Monday 6 July 2020