UICC Fellowships


Since the inception of the IARC Fellowship Programme, close collaboration has been maintained with the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in Geneva, whose long-running and highly successful cancer fellowship programme is complementary to that of IARC.

Please check the UICC site for upcoming fellowship deadlines.

IARC Fellowships for Cancer Research

The main objectives of the IARC Fellowship Programme are to provide training opportunities at IARC for scientists who wish to pursue a career in cancer research, ranging from biostatistics and epidemiology to laboratory sciences, and to create and facilitate collaborative research links between IARC and cancer researchers worldwide.

For 50 years, the IARC Fellowship Programme has trained 612 rigorously selected young scientists from 81 countries. Since 2005, IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships have been uniquely tenable at the Agency, and target scientists from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), or with research projects relevant to these countries in areas related to the Agency's own programme, and with an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.
More about IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Agency also attracts top international cancer researchers who spend varying periods of time contributing innovative and visionary research to the Agency’s programmes, which makes IARC an ideal environment for education, training, and expertise exchange.
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The possibility of expanding the Fellowship Programme to include short-term stays at IARC (3-4 months) is being explored, in order to train promising candidates from LMICs in the basic skills needed for cancer research.
More about short-term fellowships

In addition to the IARC Fellows described above, the Agency hosts a number of junior and senior scientists supported by project funds from IARC Groups. A framework for hosting trainees, students, postdocs, and visiting scientists, funded either by the Fellowship Programme or directly by IARC Groups, has been developed and managed to ensure the quality of the hosting environment.
More about postdoctoral vacancies
More about other opportunities for Early Career Scientists