Applications can be made by completing our online application form. Current call has just closed (11/12/2020). Next call will open: September 2022 (tbc)
Yes, applicants are eligible from any low- and middle-income country (see the World Bank list). Please note that this includes also nationals from upper-middle-income countries.
Important: In case you have “double” citizenship with one nationality of a HI country, you are still eligible to apply, as long as you can prove that you still have your citizenship from a LMIC. However, we ask you to be fully transparent and mention both nationalities in our application form (please mention your LMIC citizenship under “nationality 1” and your second nationality (from HI country etc.) under “nationality 2”).
Research topics in line with 1) Evolving cancer risk factors and populations in transition; 2) Implementation research; 3) Economic and societal impacts of cancer and 4) Cancer and COVID-19
All candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree within five years of the closing date for application.
Candidates with a MD are also eligible to apply on condition that their research experience can be considered equivalent to that of a candidate with a doctoral degree.
Candidates in the final year of their PhD studies are eligible to apply but must have been awarded their degree by the time of starting their Fellowship (30 November of the year in which the Fellowship will be awarded).
The current IARC postdoctoral stipend is € 2,820 per month. The cost of travel for the successful candidate, and in certain circumstances for dependants, will be met, a dependant’s allowance (50 Euros per month and per dependant) and a training allowance (a maximum of 1,000 Euros during 24 months) paid, and health insurance covered, within IARC’s maximum liability.
For a single IARC Postdoctoral Fellow with no dependants or with one accompanying dependant, the stipend and dependance allowance is more than sufficient to cover living costs and to have a good living standard.
For an IARC Postdoctoral Fellow with more than 1 accompanying dependant, please note that the budget might be a bit “limited” and only feasible for the family, if children go to “public French school” (no additional support is provided by IARC for school fees).
A studio or apartment (1 to 2 bedrooms) can cost up 1,000 Euros monthly (charges/electricity/gas not included yet). An apartment for a family with two children costs between 1,000-1,500 Euros.
Important to take in mind: We advise that you to bring along savings to France, which will be needed for the security deposit (and agency fee in case applicable) for renting an apartment (which is usually at least one month’s rent).
IARC focuses on cancer prevention. Fellowships are not awarded in the fields of clinical medicine, including diagnostics, therapy, or medicinal drugs.
No. If you wish, you may submit one. You will be able to prove your English proficiency on a scientific level during an interview, should you be pre-selected.
No. Candidates can wait for the selection outcome before having the medical report completed by their general practitioner.
Read our Postdoctoral Fellowship Charter.
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Eligibility of candidates is checked by the Pre-selection Committee until the beginning of February. Eligible candidates are contacted for telephone/skype interview during the second half of February or the month of March. The Selection Committee meets at the end of March to review and rank all applications. Candidates are informed of the results of the selection approximately by end of May/beginning of June.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a telephone/skype interview during the second half of February or during the month of March. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes.