Education and Training Programme News

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 - 14/04/2016

The February 2016 issue of the ECSA Newsletter is now available

Postdoctoral Fellowships awarded in 2015 - 03/02/2016

We are happy to announce that all Postdoctoral Fellows awarded in 2015 have arrived at IARC.
Please see the list of Postdoctoral Fellowships and extensions awarded in 2015, including the titles of their projects.

Senior Visiting Scientist Award 2015 - 03/02/2016

The recipient of the 2015 highly competitive Senior Visiting Scientist Award, currently at IARC, is
Professor Fanghui Zhao, from the Department of Cancer Epidemiology, National Cancer Center,
Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

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Early Career Scientists Association (ECSA) - Newsletter - 03/02/2016

The January 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.