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 cancer investigators from any country to carry out bilateral research projects abroad which exploit complementary materials or skills, including advanced training in experimental methods or special 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.

Spring call: YY1 Opens tbc Closes tbc

Autumn call: YY2 Opens 15 August 2018 Closes 15 October 2018

Target candidates Investigators, 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 10-12 per year
Average value US$ 10,000 each
Application closing dates 1st call tbc and 2nd call 15 October
Notification of results June and January
2017 Results Click here to read the most recent fellowship award recipients list
  • 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: 
Tuesday 9 January 2018