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IARC Fellowships Frequently Asked Questions
IARC Senior Visiting Scientist Award

Who can apply?

Qualified and experienced senior investigators with more than 15 years of experience post-PhD and an outstanding publication record in fields covered by IARC’s programmes.

How can I apply?

Applications can be made by completing the online application form.

For how long is the Award?

This is a 6-12 month Award.

Where is the Award tenable?

The Award is tenable in a research Group at IARC, working on a collaborative project in an area related to the Agency’s programmes.

Where can I find details of the research carried out by the Groups at IARC?

See our website.

Where can I find the contact details for Group Heads?

Contact email addresses are found on the “Staff” page of the related Section or Group page.

I did not receive a response from my chosen Group at IARC. Whom can I contact?

Should you have any difficulty in contacting Groups at IARC, please send a message to

Where can I find information about Lyon?
What are the next steps after I submit my application?

Eligibility of candidates is checked by the Pre-selection Committee at 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 by end of May.

Will I be interviewed?

Preselected candidates will be contacted for telephone/skype interview during the second half of February or during the month of March. The interview lasts approximately 30 minutes.

When will I hear the results?

Candidates will be informed of the results by end-May.

If I am chosen, when can I start my Award?

Successful candidates can start as from July/August of the year of selection. The start date is to be determined in consultation with the host Group and no later than 30 November of the year of selection.

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