Applications are now open for the 2024 Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Fellowships. UICC’s Technical Fellowships provide cancer professionals the chance to gain new knowledge, skills and techniques in cancer control through short learning visits of two weeks to two months’ duration. This specific fellowship opportunity was originally launched in 1976, and was called the International Cancer Research Technology Transfer awards (ICRETT), and has facilitated knowledge exchange for the last four decades.


  • Facilitate the international exchange and development of technical knowledge and skills in cancer control.
  • Build capacity of the individual and the home organisation through the effective application and dissemination of the newly acquired skills in the home organisation upon return.
  • Support the development of networks of cancer control professionals for the continued sharing of best practices and knowledge, and the informal provision of ongoing support, guidance or training.

Eligibility Requirements

Public health professionals including epidemiologists, health educators, social workers, nutritionists, administrators and other specialised professionals working in the field of cancer control; cancer researchers performing translational, clinical and/or implementation research; clinicians, nurses and pathologists.

  • Applicants must hold a minimum of a Master’s degree, while qualified medical doctors may be considered in the absence of a higher degree (i.e an MD) if they hold or are within a year of holding a board certification (or equivalent) in a cancer-related specialty, and registered nurses who have an RN qualification are also eligible to apply.
  • An equivalent one-year’s training qualification in a specialty related to cancer post university degree can be accepted as an equivalent to a Master’s degree, for example training as a cancer registrar.
  • All candidates should have worked in the field of cancer for at least five years prior to applying.

Duration of Technical fellowship with maximum level of funding possible

  • Two weeks – 2,200 USD*
  • Three weeks – 2,800 USD*
  • Four weeks – 3,400 USD*
  • Five weeks – 4,000 USD*
  • Six weeks – 4,600 USD*
  • Seven weeks – 5,200 USD*
  • Eight weeks – 5,800 USD

* If selected, UICC will calculate the award amount based on the duration of the fellowship visit requested, the published average living costs for the host country and an estimation of the return economy class travel costs from the home country to the host country.

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Application Deadline: 12 August 2024.