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 be open from 25 April 2019 to 16 June 2019 (Midnight CEST).
Each programme cycle lasts 12 months and selection occurs every other year. The Young Leaders Programme commences at the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit (WCLS) the same year as the application and selection process. Young Leaders are accompanied by a group of past programme participants who act as ‘guides’ helping them get familiarised with the event and to make connections with relevant contacts. The WCLS provides an invaluable opportunity for learning and networking with influential international experts.
In the 12 months following the WCLS, Young Leaders must identify and attend a relevant cancer event, or organise a learning visit which aligns with their interests and expertise and leads to regional impact, or aims to initiate a regional collaboration.
The programme formally concludes at the World Cancer Congress (WCC) the following year, where Young Leaders 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 is provided to pursue the above three opportunities.
UICC defines a Young Leader as someone who:
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 are processed via a grant management system and include submission of an application form, a CV, and two professional reference letters. The selection of Young Leaders is conducted on the basis of merit to ensure that principles of equal opportunity are respected, while aiming to achieve gender and geographic balance.
Applications are 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