Funded UICC Technical Fellowships 2023 on Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

UICC Technical Fellowships 2023 on Cancer Prevention

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is the largest global membership organisation dedicated to the fight against cancer. Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC has over 1200 member organisations in 172 countries and territories. The membership base includes the world’s major cancer leagues and societies, research institutes, treatment centres, hospitals, ministries of health, public health agencies and patient support groups. UICC’s mission is to both unite and support the cancer community in its efforts to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity and ensure that cancer control continues to be a priority on the world health and development agenda.

UICC Technical Fellowships 2023 on Cancer Prevention
UICC Technical Fellowships 2023 on Cancer Prevention

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UICC Technical Fellowships 2023 on Cancer Prevention

UICC has consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and has official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO) and partnerships with the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). UICC is committed to working in partnership, and engages over 60 partners, including associations, companies and foundations, to amplify and extend its collective impact.

UICC is a founding member of the NCD Alliance, the McCabe Centre for Law & Cancer, the International Cancer Control Partnership (ICCP) and established the City Cancer Challenge Foundation in January 2019 and the Access to Oncology Medicines (ATOM) Coalition in May 2022. Established in 1962, the Fellowships is one of UICC’s oldest and most established portfolio of programmes, providing over 4000 cancer professionals from countries around the world the opportunity to learn new skills in cancer control that they can implement in their institutions upon their return home.

The Technical Fellowships programme and its French sub-programme dedicated to promoting cancer control in Francophone Africa, Bourses pour l’Afrique Francophone are supported by a group of international cancer societies, organisations and foundations.

Application process for the UICC Technical Fellowships 2023  

The call will be open for online submissions through SmartSimple on Thursday, June 15, 2023. The deadline for submissions will be Tuesday, 15 August, 2023.

Target candidates

Cancer professionals performing translational, clinical and implementation research, clinicians, nurses and pathologists and public health professionals including epidemiologists, health educators, social workers, nutritionists, administrators and other specialized professional workers working in the field of cancer prevention or early detection, and coming from a low or middle-income country are eligible to apply for a UICC Technical Fellowship in either English or in French if they are located in Francophone Africa.

In line with UICC’s strategic priorities and mission to promote greater equity, priority will be given to fellowship applicants from organisations in low and middle-income countries that are of seeking to build technical skills and knowledge in foundational areas or services of key public health priority over those requesting training in state-of-the-art technologies.

Eligibility criteria

• The applicant may be of any nationality but must reside in a low or middle-income country as defined by the World Bank (Low & middle income | Data (worldbank.org) at the time of the application but must apply to visit a different country for their fellowship visit.

• The applicant must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree. 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. Registered nurses who have an RN qualification are also eligible to apply.

• All candidates should have worked in the field of cancer for at least five years prior to applying.

• Candidates who are currently participating in a study/educational programme, eg medical, Master’s or PhD students are not eligible to apply, regardless of whether they already hold a Master’s degree or medical equivalent.

• Applications including the attendance or participation in basic training courses, workshops, lectures, meetings, conferences, congresses, etc. or for visiting institutes without a defined project of work are not eligible.

• The duration of a fellowship can be between two and eight weeks. Applications for fellowships with shorter or longer durations are not eligible.

• Projects with start dates commencing earlier than 90 days after the submission deadline are not eligible.

• To permit effective communication with the host, the candidate must have adequate fluency in a common language.

• The candidate must also be an employee i.e. on the payroll of a relevant institution, such as university, research laboratory or institute, hospital, oncology unit, registry or cancer society to where they will return at the end of a fellowship.

• Candidates attached to commercial entities, or those associated to the tobacco, alcohol or arms industries are not eligible to apply.

• Only one UICC fellowship can be applied to at a time. Candidates who have already obtained a UICC fellowship in the past may apply for further UICC awards only if they are members of the Association of UICC Fellows and one year has passed since their previous fellowship has ended.


  • Facilitate the international exchange and development of technical knowledge and skills in all areas of 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

Fellowship Duration:            Flexible durations of two weeks to two months

Average value           

Duration of Technical fellowship – Maximum level of funding possible

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

Application Deadline: 15 August 2023

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UICC Technical Fellowships 2023 on Cancer Prevention

UICC Technical Fellowships 2023 on Cancer Prevention

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