UICC Fellowships Programme


Fellowship & Research

Location (s):

  • Switzerland


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. 

Our most recent survey also showed that 60% of fellows have either published or are in the process of publishing with their hosts.



Fellowship Opportunities 

Through its fellowship programme, UICC aims to support health workers and cancer professionals focussing on cancer control, including cancer prevention, early detection, epidemiology, implementation and translational research, cancer treatment (surgery, radio- and chemotherapy), multidisciplinary patient care, rehabilitation, survivorship and palliative care.


UICC Technical Fellowships: A 1-month fellowship focusing on rapid transfer of cancer knowledge and clinical technology

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.

CLOSING DATE: Applications accepted at any time.


Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Cancer Study Grants (YY)- A 3-month fellowship focusing on advanced experimental methods and techniques

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

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Deadline: The application period is open for one or more cycles a year

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