Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) - Beginning investigators

Contact person Mr Tristan Piguet
Address 62 route de Frontenex
1207 Geneva


Contact Tel: +41 22 809 1843 -
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Application Deadline

1 November of each year

Notification of results

April the following year

Target candidates

Strong preference will be given to research investigators, clinician scientist, epidemiologists, public health professionals from low-, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries, as defined by the World Bank.


12 months


Up to 12 months with funding secured by the fellow from other sources and at no cost to the UICC


6-8 per year


US $50,000 each for travel and stipend

Application closing date

1 December

Notification of result

April the following year


  • To foster a bi-directional flow of research knowledge, experience, expertise, and innovation between countries
  • To support the promotion of cancer control in developing countries through epidemiology, cancer control etc
  • To advance the academic career development of beginning cancer investigators through clinical, behavioural or translational research projects.


  • Be a beginning investigator or clinician in the early stages of their independent investigator career and must possess a terminal, advanced degree with a desire to become an independent investigator.
  • Applicants are to be in the early phases of their career and no longer under research mentoring.
  • Hold an academic university or hospital position with an explicit commitment to return to the home institute.
  • Conduct the research at not-for-profit institutions. Please note that this is not a first post doctoral fellowship.

Research plan

Applied or clinical or translational cancer research projects will receive funding preference, particularly meritorious applications from the target candidate group.
We especially encourage epidemiology applications.