Virtual Fellowships

Virtual Fellowships allow cancer professionals from UICC member organisations to obtain expert learning and guidance in cancer control in English, French or Spanish, through a series of four one-to-one video calls with experts.

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This initiative complements the Technical Fellowships programme and co-exists alongside it to provide an online alternative to UICC members.

Fellowship conditions 

Call timeframe Apply any time from 1 February to 31 December 2024.
Target candidates Cancer professionals working in research, public health or health service delivery at UICC member organisations.
Experts If needed, UICC can provide support in identifying and contacting experts.
Duration One month: minimum of four weekly one-hour video calls. Start date flexible, to be agreed upon with expert.
Eligibility Eligible candidates must be employed by a UICC member organisation (students are not eligible), have the endorsement of their line manager/superior and at least five years’ experience working in cancer control.
Average value No specific funding will be provided for those awarded a Virtual Fellowship.
Fellowship topics

All applications in cancer control are welcome, please see the list of recently completed fellowships for examples of fellowship topics. While candidates working in all fields of cancer control are welcome to apply, applications in breast cancer (as part of the broader Breast Cancer Programme) and cancer and ageing are particularly encouraged this year.


How to apply?

Download the Word document and complete it, and send it with a copy of a signed letter of endorsement from your supervisor/manager to with the subject: Virtual Fellowship Application, as well as your first and last name, and UICC member organisation.

Application guidelines

Icon Group supports Virtual Fellowships

Cancer nurses and medical radiation therapists from UICC member organisations are invited to apply for a UICC Virtual Fellowship with experts from one of Icon's Comprehensive Cancer Centres. Virtual reality headset technology for both live and recorded simulated training is available, as well as online clinical nurse training, and remote radiation therapy planning with dedicated radiation therapists. 

"The use of assisted reality headsets has enabled us to train and support our teams in China, effectively and accurately providing a two-way remote conversation that has allowed us to bring a world-class level of care to complement the local clinical teams". 
– Claire Smith, Icon Director of Radiation Therapy


"We are very excited to be able to support UICC Virtual Fellowships which will provide unique opportunities for our nursing team to share their knowledge and for invited professionals to connect with likeminded people looking to improve patient outcomes".
– Margie Hjorth, Icon Director of Nursing

For more information on Icon Group Cancer Centres please click here. Contact for more information on applying.

Current and recently completed Virtual Fellowships

Virtual Fellow Organisation Country Expert's Organisation Expert's Country Fellowship title


Dr Arifur Raham Oncology Club* Bangladesh Amsterdam UMC Netherlands Stereotaxy in oligometastatic disease 
Dr Khin OO Naing Shwe Yaung Hnin Si Cancer Foundation* Myanmar Institut Curie France Cancer and ageing, prevention and early detection
Dr Ullas Batra Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute and Research Centre* India University Federico II of Naples Italy Clinical and translational research in lung cancer
Dr Yamin Shwe Yee Soe Pink Rose (Pun Yaung Hnin Si) Breast Cancer patient support group* Myanmar Breast Cancer Welfare Association* Malaysia Breast cancer control during COVID-19
Dr Veena Ramaswamy Healthcare Global Enterprises* India University of Sussex United Kingdom Oncopathology, as applicable to solid tumors
Sonali Bagal Tata Memorial Centre* India Finnish Cancer Registry Finland Survival analysis of population-based cancer registry data of Sangrur district, Punjab state, India
Kaniz Fatema Rahman Oncology Club* Bangladesh Amsterdam UMC Netherlands Comprehensive management of hematological malignancies especially pediatric ALL by multidisciplinary approach
Drs Anannya Sarkar and Shamima Afroz  Bangladesh Cancer Society* Bangladesh Apollo Hospital, Kolkata India Recent advanced techniques of Radiotherapy for colo-rectal cancers, specially for recto-sigmoid, rectal & anal canal carcinomas
Dr Anil Kumar Healthcare Global Enterprises* India Amsterdam UMC Netherlands Management of newly diagnosed prostate cancer during Covid pandemic

* UICC member organisation

Virtual Fellowships Partners

Established in 1984, the China Anti-Cancer Association (CACA) is a non-government and non-profit organisation with a mission to unite people involved in all branches of oncology with a shared interest in fighting cancer. CACA is dedicated to improving cancer control in China through increasing the survival rates, and decreasing the incidence and mortality rates of cancer. CACA plays an important role in promoting academic exchange, organising public education, establishing collaboration with international cancer societies, and providing data and advice to the Chinese government for making strategies and policies on cancer control. The branches consist of 45 professional societies, 47 full membership organisations, and 30 local anti-cancer associations with a total membership exceeding 47,000.

Founded in 1951 to support cancer research, the Swedish Cancer Society is an independent non-profit organization with the vision of finding cures for cancer. The overall aim of the Society is to achieve a higher survival rate and a reduction in the incidence of cancer. Their main task is to raise and distribute money for cancer research. As one of the largest financiers of cancer research in Sweden, the Swedish Cancer Society essentially acts as a national research council. Thanks to the organization’s extensive knowledge about cancer, the Swedish Cancer Society is also active in areas such as public opinion and spreading knowledge about cancer, as well as results of cancer research.

Founded in 1936, the Cancer Society of Finland is the largest patient and public health organisation in Finland as well as being an expert organisation nationally. The aim of CSF is to prevent cancer, promote health and ensure a good quality of life for people with cancer. The CSF comprises of 12 regional cancer societies and six national patient organisations. The CSF’s member societies are independent actors that adhere to commonly agreed values and working principles. Activities are based on the results of scientific research, which is funded through grants offered by the Cancer Foundation Finland sr and the Foundation for the Finnish Cancer Institute sr. The Finnish Cancer Registry is a statistical and epidemiological cancer research institute that has run a database of all cases of cancer in Finland since 1952.

Icon Group is a leading provider of cancer care across Australasia. Icon believes in bringing the best cancer treatment possible, to as many people as possible, as close to home as possible. They do this through leveraging the latest technology, collaborating with like-minded partners and investing in outstanding people.

National Cancer Centre (NCC) was established in 2000. It strives to improve national health and welfare by reducing the incidence and mortality of cancer through research, patient care, education & training, and support for the national cancer control programs. "Vision 2020" is a program that represents the organizations goals into the future, where it fights to protect the Korean people from cancer through innovative research, quality medical care, optimal training of cancer experts, and support for national cancer control programs. 

The Swiss Cancer League is a national, charitable, private organisation, founded in 1910. It is the Berne-based headquarter of an association of 19 regional cancer leagues. The Swiss Cancer League covers all aspects of cancer, with the aim of ensuring that fewer people develop cancer, fewer people suffer and die from the consequences of cancer and more people can be treated successfully. The organisation supports innovative cancer research projects, increases public awareness of prevention measures and is committed to early diagnosis and treatment. One of its first concerns is to ensure high-quality advice and psychological support for all cancer patients and survivors and their caretakers. The Swiss Cancer League also supports other cancer control organisations in low income countries.

The mission of the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is one of the leading voluntary health organizations in the U.S. and the only U.S. non-profit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfils its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy. The Foundation’s vision is to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!®

Uniquement pour les membres de l'UICC

Les Fellowships Virtuels permettent aux professionnels de la lutte contre le cancer des organisations membres de l’UICC de bénéficier d’un accompagnement et de conseils en anglais, français ou espagnol, par la voie d’une série de quatre appels vidéo individuels avec des experts.

Cette initiative s’inscrit en complément du programme des bourses de l’UICC (Technical Fellowships/Bourses pour l’Afrique francophone). Cette alternative virtuelle continuera à être proposée aux membres de l’UICC lorsque ce programme sera de nouveau disponible.


Période – Appel à candidatures Appel ouvert du 1 avril au 31 décembre 2023.
Candidats concernés Professionnels de la lutte contre le cancer travaillant dans la recherche, la santé publique ou les services cliniques au sein d’un membre de l’UICC.  
Durée Un mois : minimum de quatre appels vidéos hebdomadaires d’une heure.
Éligibilité Les candidats éligibles doivent être employés par une organisation membre de l’UICC (les étudiants ne sont pas éligibles), doivent disposer de l’autorisation de leur superviseur et avoir une expérience d’au moins cinq ans dans le domaine de la lutte contre le cancer. 
Financement Il n’y a pas de financement spécifique au bénéfice des candidats participant à ces Fellowships virtuels.

Tous sujets relatifs à la lutte contre le cancer sont encouragés. 


Comment soumettre une candidature ?

Télécharger le document Word, le compléter et l’envoyer avec une lettre signée d’approbation de votre superviseur à l’adresse en indiquant en objet : Candidature Fellowship Virtuel – votre prénom, nom et votre organisation membre de l’UICC.

Directives de candidature

Solo para miembros de la UICC

Las Becas Virtuales permiten a los profesionales de la lucha contra el cáncer de organizaciones miembros de la UICC beneficiarse de un aprendizaje y acompañamiento profesional en inglés, francés y español, a través de una serie de cuatro videollamadas individuales con expertos.

Esta iniciativa complementa el programa de Becas Técnicas (Technical Fellowships), y coexistirán una vez éste último vuelva a abrir, proporcionando así una alternativa a los miembros de la UICC. 


Periodo para postular La convocatoria abre el 1 de abril y estará abierta hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2023.
Candidatos Profesionales de la lucha contra el cáncer en investigación, salud pública o de prestación de servicios sanitarios de organizaciones miembros de la UICC. 
Duración Un mes: mínimo una videollamada seminal durante cuatro semanas
Requisitos de elegibilidad Los candidatos deben trabajar actualmente en una organización miembro de la UICC (excluyendo a estudiantes), contra con el aval de su supervisor directo o superior, y tener al menos cinco años de experiencia profesional en el ámbito de la lucha contra el cáncer.
Valor No hay financiación específica para los candidatos seleccionados
Temas de las becas

Se aceptan postulaciones en relación a todos los aspectos de la lucha contra el cáncer. 


¿Cómo postular?

Descárguese el documento Word, complételo, y mándelo junto con una copia de una carta de apoyo de su supervisor/superior a con el título de Asunto: Postulación a las Becas Virtuales - Nombre y Apellido/s, nombre de la organización miembro de la UICC.


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Last update

Thursday 01 February 2024

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