International Liver Cancer Association ILCA Africa Fellowship Programme 2022

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International Liver Cancer Association ILCA Africa Fellowship Programme 2022

When is Application Deadline?

3rd June 2022

Tell Me About Award:

We are proud to focus this year ILCA Fellowship on supporting research with projects in Africa with a topic relevant for African patients.

ILCA is ramping up efforts to alleviate Africa’s need for medical assistance. Although the African continent is one of the regions with a very high disease burden, clinical and scientific resources for diagnosing, treating, and researching liver cancer are very limited in most parts of this continent. ILCA recognises this immense clinical and scientific need and plans to develop a strategy to engage African organisations and healthcare professionals in educational and training activities of ILCA.

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What Type of Scholarship is this?


Who can apply?

  • Candidate must be based in Africa. Fellowship recipient can complete this program within Africa or at the research mentor’s institution (if outside of Africa).
  • ✓ Candidate must be under 40 years old and undertaking post-doctoral studies in a liver cancer related discipline within a public or private non-profit institution engaged in health care and health-related research.
  • ✓ Candidate should hold a PhD or MD and pursuing post-doctoral studies which includes both basic and/or clinical research. Those in post-MD Residency or Fellowship programmes and engaged in liver cancer research are eligible. If candidates hold full-time faculty positions, letters of commitment must confirm support of the Fellowship requirements.
  • ✓ Candidate must be an ILCA member in good standing and remain an ILCA member for the duration of the fellowship.

To apply for or renew your membership, please visit the membership section on ILCA Website and process your membership application online.
✓ Candidate must be supported by a research mentor.

The mentor must be an ILCA member in good standing at the time of application and maintain active
membership for the duration of the fellowship period. Mentor does not need to be based in Africa.
If mentor is not a member, he/she should apply for or renew his/her membership online on the ILCA website.

How are Applicants Selected?

Applications will be reviewed by the ILCA Executive Committee and the ILCA Education Committee and the Fellow will be publicly recognized during the Africa HepatoPancreatoBiliary Cancer Consortium Conference (25-28 August 2022) and the 16th ILCA Annual Conference (1-4 September 2022). The successful applicant will be notified in July 2022 and the outcome of the selection process will be announced within the ILCA Community.

Which Countries are Eligible?

African countries

How Many Scholarships will be Given?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of Scholarship?

  • The aims of this key initiative being the ILCA Africa Fellowship programme are to
  • Encourage young investigators to pursue a career in liver cancer research
  • Develop the potential of outstanding young scientists and encourage research in liver cancer disciplines
  • Foster career development for individuals performing research in a liver cancer related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study
  • Help progress ILCA’s mission to lead a global Community of physicians, scientists and allied professionals through education and research with the goal to better prevent and treat liver cancer
  • Promote science through the support of young researchers

How to Apply for Scholarship?

The applications are now OPEN and all you need to do is:

  1. Review carefully the Eligibility Criteria and Requirements
  2. Fill out the Application Form
  3. Submit it along with the required documents by email at [email protected]

All the documents need to be submitted before 3rd June 2022.Eligibility and Requirements

Application Form

**Candidate must be an ILCA member in good standing and remain an ILCA member for the duration of the fellowship.

To apply for or renew your membership, please visit the membership section on ILCA Website and process your membership application online.

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