Education and Training Programme News

Call for IARC Fellowships now open - 09/09/2016

IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research - Call for applications now open

Deadline for submission of online applications: 30 November 2016
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Call for Post-doctoral positions (Riga, Latvia) - 20/07/2016

The government of Latvia will be opening a call with the aim of increasing the scientific capacity of young scientists, ensuring career possibilities for young scientists in scientific institutions and commercial businesses, improving general research competences, renewing human resources and increasing the number of qualified specialists.

University of Latvia (Riga, Latvia) is looking for potential candidates interested in the call in order to create new postdoctoral positions. The postdoctoral researchers are expected to be involved in the collaborative GISTAR study between the University of Latvia and IARC/WHO.

More information regarding the call can be found below:

English version

Russian version

Please use the following CV form for your application.

New IARC/GICR Training Course (26-30 September 2016 in Izmir, Turkey) - 07/07/2016

IARC/GICR Training Course “Descriptive Epidemiology Research and analytical approach using population-based cancer registry data” is open for Northern Africa, Central and Western Asia (IARC Izmir Hub and EMRO Countries)!
Application deadline is 26 August 2016

Information on course and application process can be found here.

IARC-Norway collaboration: Post-doctoral position with mandatory overseas stay at IARC - 09/05/2016

The call for proposals aims to strengthen the collaboration between Norway and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) within priority high quality cancer research areas by funding of a 3-year post-doctoral position, of which the two first years are to be based at IARC in Lyon, France.

Call for applications now open:

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Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) - Newsletter - 01/06/2016

The April 2016 issue of the ECSA Newsletter is now available


About the IARC Education and Training Programme

Since its inception in 1965, the IARC Education and Training Programme has had two main goals:

  • to provide training for new generations of cancer researchers and health professionals who wish to pursue a career in cancer research in order to tackle the rising global cancer burden
  • to develop individual and institutional capacity for cancer surveillance, detection, and prevention at the local level.

These missions are fulfilled through the provision of Fellowships, the organization of courses, and the provision of learning and training resources.

Fellowships are offered to both early career and senior scientists.
Although applications from all countries are welcome, those from low- and medium-resource countries, or applications involving projects related to low- and medium-resource countries, are encouraged.

In addition to the Summer School that takes place every year in Lyon, France, IARC also runs training courses worldwide (see Facts and Figures).

IARC's education and training activities are conducted in collaboration with several partners.