UICC aims to nurture aspiring young cancer control professionals to become successful leaders in cancer control and the wider global health community. In order to do so, UICC offers a unique opportunity to become a UICC Young Leader and to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control. Through the programme, UICC will facilitate opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, for networking and connecting with experienced leaders, and the chance to engage and participate in recognised international events.
The next call for applications will open in April 2019.
Each programme cycle lasts 12 months and 7 leaders will be selected every other year. The Young Leaders Programme will commence at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS) the same year they are selected. The new Young Leaders will be accompanied by a group of past participants in the programme who will act as ‘guides’ helping them get familiarised with the event and to make connections with relevant contacts. The WCLS will provide an invaluable opportunity for learning and networking with influential international experts.
In the 12 months following the WCLS, the Young Leaders will be expected to attend a relevant regional cancer event, or organise a study visit to a regional institution which aligns with their interests and expertise, and which aims to initiate significant regional collaboration.
The programme will formally conclude at the World Cancer Congress (WCC) in the following year, where Young Leaders will attend and share best practices and lessons learnt through a dedicated session. The WCC is the ideal platform for further networking and international engagement.
Funding and support will be provided to pursue the above three opportunities.
UICC defines a young leader as being someone who is:
Application guidelines can be downloaded below.
Young Leaders are expected to:
It is expected that where possible following the programme, Young Leaders will aim to attend the World Cancer Congress every other year and continue to contribute to the growing network of UICC Young Leaders.
Applications will be processed via a grant management system and will include submission of an application form, a CV, and two reference letters. The selection of 7 young leaders will be conducted on the basis of merit to ensure that principles of equal opportunity are respected, while aiming to achieve gender and geographic balance.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel of international experts composed of UICC Board members.
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The UICC Young Leaders Programme is supported by Roche