Funding Agency:
International Union Against Cancer

The Fellowships Programme is a core activity of UICC with a 50-year long history and plays a major role in UICC’s mission and vision to build capacity and contribute to the professional development of cancer investigators, clinicians, nurses, cancer society staff, and volunteers, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. UICC aims to reduce the global burden of cancer by promoting the exchange and dissemination of cancer control knowledge and technical skills.

UICC Fellows come from around the globe and work in all areas of cancer control. Over 6,000 fellowships have been awarded and UICC conducts regular surveys to analyse their impact. Awarded UICC fellows mention that their cancer knowledge has increased and their professional networks have expanded as a result of their UICC fellowship, and that their new skills are much valued by their Home Institutions.

UICC Technical Fellowships (UICC-TF)

A 1-month fellowship focusing on rapid transfer of cancer knowledge and clinical technology. Applications accepted at any time.

The objectives of this 1 month fellowship with a value of up to USD 3,400 are:

  • to facilitate an exchange of technical knowledge and skills in cancer control, with an emphasis on cancer prevention and diagnosis, implementation, translational, behavioural, epidemiologic and clinical research.
  • to acquire appropriate clinical technical knowledge and skills in screening, treatment and management for the effective application and use in the home organisation upon return.

Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants (YY)

The objectives of this 3-month YY fellowship, of a value of USD 10,000, are to initiate, set-up, or pursue bilateral cancer research projects with collaborating investigators abroad, to exchange and exploit complementary skills and material, as well as receive training in advanced experimental research methods and techniques.

 Closing date: 15 March and 15 September

UICC Fellowships for Francophone Africa

Fellowships of one month aimed specifically at health workers and professionals working in cancer who are based in Francophone Africa. The award amount is between 2,000 and 3,400 USD, appropriately justified according to the project and the selected country.

The deadline for the second call is 1 October  2018.

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Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Medical Fellow/Resident
Post Doctoral Fellows


International Opportunities
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

September 15, 2018