Epidemiology (all disciplines included), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis, including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. There is an emphasis on interdisciplinary projects.
IARC focuses on cancer prevention. Fellowships are not awarded in the fields of clinical medicine, including diagnostics, therapy, or medicinal drugs.
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).
Candidates are required to have obtained their doctoral degree in the 5 years preceding the start date of the Fellowship. So if the planned start date of your Fellowship is 31 October of the year in which the Fellowship is to be awarded, you must have obtained your PhD degree no earlier than exactly 5 years before that start date.
Yes, applicants are eligible from any low- and middle-income country (see the World Bank list).
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.
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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.
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.