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UICC African Cancer Fellowships for African Health Professionals 2018

UICC, supported by the American Cancer Society, has launched a new programme of fellowships for cancer professionals in Africa, linked to the 2018 World Cancer Congress. The goal of this initiative is to enable health care workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa.

Application Deadline: 30th November 2017

Eligible Countries: African countries

To Be Taken At (Country): African countries

About the Award: The programme aims to enhance educational opportunities for health care workers in Africa, thereby expanding workforce capability and improving care for cancer patients. Hands-on fellowship opportunities are combined with peer-to-peer exchange and information sharing that will allow individuals to learn important skills relevant to cancer care and to disseminate them throughout their region.

To achieve these goals UICC is offering 20 fellowships to visit an organisation in another country with a strong emphasis on learning skills that will be shared with peers in their home organisation or network.


Type: Research

Eligibility: The programme is open to individuals working in any area across the cancer continuum who wish to develop their knowledge and innovate in a particular topic

  • Medical professionals must hold relevant qualification e.g. MD, MBBS, Registered Nurse, Diploma of midwifery.
  • Non-medical applicants, such as those working in cancer societies or non-governmental organisations (NGOs), should hold a Bachelor’s degree
  • Candidates should have documented experience of working on cancer or with cancer patients
  • Medical and PhD students are not eligible to apply

Depending on the projects, pairs of applicants from the same institution are also welcome to apply to visit the same host institution where this will contribute to successful implementation on return home.

Number of Awards: 20

Value of Award:  The awards are based on candidates’ estimates for travel and living costs, published fares and UICC scales but are only a contribution towards least expensive regional/international travel and living costs.

Additional benefits include:

  • A dedicated workshop at the 2018 World Cancer Congress for fellows to share their fellowship and knowledge sharing experiences with other awardees.
  • An online common interest network where awardees can exchange acquired knowledge and share lessons learnt.

Duration of Program: 1 month

How to Apply: Click Here to Apply

Visit the Program Webpage for Details

Award Providers: The Union for International Cancer Control.

Important Notes: 

  • Applicants must identify potential host institutions themselves and contact them to obtain an invitation letter and host supervisor attestation.
  • Please do not leave it till the last minute before starting the online application process, the step by step Application Guide below will help you through the process.
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