Applications to join the 2021-2022 cohort of UICC's Young Leaders open on Thursday 25th March to Sunday 23rd May. The call aims to identify up to eight emerging cancer control professionals with demonstrated impact in a local setting and with the skills and leadership potential to contribute to the global cancer control agenda in the future. Acting as a springboard for international engagement, the programme is an opportunity for Young Leaders to acquire the necessary knowledge, networks and connections that can help them grow their impact in their area of work, whether regionally or globally.
UICC aims to reach a broad range of potential candidates from across the globe to ensure the final selection reflects a variety of backgrounds, experiences and regions. Candidates from civil society, academia, healthcare and the private sector are all welcome to apply. Candidates may be affiliated with a UICC member organisation, but this is not mandatory.
Candidates with expertise and interests in UICC's key thematic areas of work are particularly encouraged to apply. These include breast cancer, cervical cancer elimination, Universal Health Coverage, access to essential medicines, and tobacco control.
Applications are submitted via proposalCENTRAL, an electronic grant submission system. Please read carefully the eligibility and selection criteria below and download the application guidelines before applying.
Recognition and visibility
within the global cancer control community by showcasing Young Leaders at UICC events and online.
Exclusive opportunities to attend the invite-only World Cancer Leaders’ Summit & speak at the World Cancer Congress.
Support from the UICC team to access relevant learning and connections, and to engage with a relevant UICC's project or programme of work.