Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grants (YY)

Pursue a research collaboration abroad

The YY grant provides 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 grant programme has contributed to the professional capacity development of over 330 Fellows from over 40 countries.

This year there will be one single call for the YY study grants

Call opens  summer 2019 (to be announced)

Call closes autumn 2019

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 8-10 per year
Average value US$ 10,000 each
Application closing dates Autumn 2019
Notification of results End of 2019
Results Click here to see the 2018 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 or applied cancer research
  • Prevention-oriented projects are especially encouraged

Note: This is not a clinical training fellowship


UICC Japan

Instructions and forms to apply here below. Lists of past awardees can be found by clicking the 'document' icon on the right hand side.



Last update: 
Thursday 13 June 2019