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 1972, the YY Study Grant programme has contributed to the professional capacity development of over 330 Fellows from over 40 countries.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic, the opening of the next YY Study Grant call has been delayed until Autumn 2022.


Call opens:  Autumn 2022

Call closes:  December 31 2022

Application Guidelines can be found here below:

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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
Notification of 2022 results February 2023
Results Click here to see the 2020 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 16 May 2022