Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2024 Fellowships for Cancer Professionals

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Applications are now open for the 2024 Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Fellowships. The post will show you how to apply for this opportunity.

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2024 Fellowships for Cancer Professionals
Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2024 Fellowships for Cancer Professionals

When is Application Deadline:

Application Deadline: 12 August 2024.

Tell Me About the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) 2024 Fellowships for Cancer Professionals:

UICC’s Technical Fellowships provide cancer professionals the chance to gain new knowledge, skills and techniques in cancer control through short learning visits of two weeks to two months’ duration. This specific fellowship opportunity was originally launched in 1976, and was called the International Cancer Research Technology Transfer awards (ICRETT), and has facilitated knowledge exchange for the last four decades.

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Who can Apply for the Union for International Cancer Control Fellowships?

Public health professionals including epidemiologists, health educators, social workers, nutritionists, administrators and other specialised professionals working in the field of cancer control; cancer researchers performing translational, clinical and/or implementation research; clinicians, nurses and pathologists.

  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree, while qualified medical doctors may be considered in the absence of a higher degree (i.e an MD) if they hold or are within a year of holding a board certification (or equivalent) in a cancer-related specialty, and registered nurses who have an RN qualification are also eligible to apply.
  • An equivalent one-year’s training qualification in a specialty related to cancer post university degree can be accepted as an equivalent to a Master’s degree, for example training as a cancer registrar.
  • All candidates should have worked in the field of cancer for at least five years prior to applying.
  • Medical and PhD Students are not eligible to apply.

Please read the application guidelines to view the full list of eligibility criteria. (Available in June)


  • Facilitate the international exchange and development of technical knowledge and skills in cancer control.
  • Build capacity of the individual and the home organisation through the effective application and dissemination of the newly acquired skills in the home organisation upon return.
  • Support the development of networks of cancer control professionals for the continued sharing of best practices and knowledge, and the informal provision of ongoing support, guidance or training.

Potential host institutions

Technical Fellowship candidates are expected to contact potential host supervisors themselves. 

As an exclusive benefit for UICC members, UICC will provide support to applicants from UICC member organizations by facilitating introductions with potential host supervisors and institutions, leveraging its large network of experts in cancer control. Such applicants are encouraged to contact [email protected] with their CV and a clear description of the skills they would like to learn on a fellowship.

Candidates who are not working at UICC member organizations and are unable to identify a host institution are encouraged to contact the following UICC members who have expressed an interest in hosting UICC Fellows. Candidates can also identify potential host institutions by looking UICC Fellows awarded in previous years listed below.

Representatives from cancer centres or institutions interested in hosting UICC Fellows should contact [email protected] for more information.

Which Countries are Eligible?

All countries

How Many Awards?

Not specified

What is the Benefit of the UICC 2024 Fellowships?

  • Two weeks – 2,200 USD*
  • Three weeks – 2,800 USD*
  • Four weeks – 3,400 USD*
  • Five weeks – 4,000 USD*
  • Six weeks – 4,600 USD*
  • Seven weeks – 5,200 USD*
  • Eight weeks – 5,800 USD

* If selected, UICC will calculate the award amount based on the duration of the fellowship visit requested, the published average living costs for the host country and an estimation of the return economy class travel costs from the home country to the host country.

How Long Will the Award Last?

DurationFlexible durations of two weeks to two months
ExtensionUp to two months, with no further funding available from UICC

How to Apply:

Visit the Official Webpage


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