Education and Training Programme News

IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research - Call for applications now open - 04/09/2015

Call for applications now open for IARC Fellowships:

Deadline for submission of applications: 30 November 2015

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Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) - Newsletter - 31/08/2015

The August 2015 issue of the ECSA Newsletter is now available

Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) - Newsletter - 31/07/2015

The Jun-Jul 2015 issue of the ECSA Newsletter is now available

Several Postdoctoral Opportunities are available - 04/09/2015

Please visit the IARC website for more information.

On-line course on Cancer Epidemiology in Spanish - 01/06/2015

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) joins the Catalan Institute of Oncology (Institut Català d'Oncologia, ICO) to launch the 6th edition of the on-line course on “Fundamentos Metodològicos de la Investigaciòn en Oncología: Herramientas Epidemiológicas y Bioestadísticas”. This course, targeting professionals in the fields of oncology, epidemiology, and public health research, provides a high-level training about the principles and methods of cancer epidemiology and biostatistics and their application in cancer control and prevention. A limited number of scholarships are available for applicants from low- and middle-income countries from Latin America.

More information (brochure in Spanish)

More information and registration (website in Spanish)

Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2014 - 16/12/2014

The recipients of the 2014 highly competitive Senior Visiting Scientist Award, currently at IARC, are
Professor Michael Leitzmann from the University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany,
Professor Walter Prendiville from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Centre (UPMC), Beacon Hospital, Dublin, Republic of Ireland, and
Professor Kyle Steenland from the Department of Environmental Health, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA

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Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in 2014 - 16/12/2014

We are happy to announce that all Postdoctoral Fellows awarded in 2014 have arrived at IARC.
Please see the list of Postdoctoral Fellowships and extensions awarded in 2014, including the titles of their projects.


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.