African Cancer Fellowships

Enabling health care workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa

UICC, supported by the American Cancer Society, has launched a new programme of fellowships for cancer professionals in Africa, linked to the 2018 World Cancer Congress. The goal of this initiative is to enable health care workers to improve cancer outcomes in Africa.


The programme aims to enhance educational opportunities for health care workers in Africa, thereby expanding workforce capability and improving care for cancer patients. Hands-on fellowship opportunities are combined with peer-to-peer exchange and information sharing that will allow individuals to learn important skills relevant to cancer care and to disseminate them throughout their region. 

To achieve these goals UICC is offering upto 20 fellowships to visit an organisation in another country with a strong emphasis on learning skills that will be shared with peers in their home organisation or network.

Additional benefits include:

  • A dedicated workshop at the 2018 World Cancer Congress for fellows to share their fellowship and knowledge sharing experiences with other awardees.
  • An online common interest network where awardees can exchange acquired knowledge and share lessons learnt.

15 Selected Candidates

Please see below for the list of selected candidates

African Cancer Fellowship Awarded Fellows


This Call is Now Closed


Key Dates


Call for proposals deadline

30 November 2017

Project and visit proposals should demonstrate strong plans for knowledge dissemination and show evidence that stakeholder engagement has already taken place

Notification of awards

February 2018

Upto 20 awardees to be selected

World Cancer Congress abstract submission

End March 2018

Successful applicants are expected to submit an abstract to the Congress

Expected fellowship visit period

One month duration between March to June 2018

Average value: 3,000 USD including a living stipend plus a travel contribution towards the least expensive international travel costs. Ideally visits to the host institution should take place before the end of June but must take place before the World Cancer Congress

Expected initial dissemination period

From April 2018

10 fellows will be awarded travel grants based on their fellowship visit report and congress abstract

World Cancer Congress

1 - 4 October 2018

Dedicated knowledge sharing workshop at the congress in Kuala Lumpur

Common Interest Network

From October 2018

Virtual peer to peer support network will provide resources, advice and inspiration to awardees

World Cancer Congress

Awarded fellows will be encouraged to submit an abstract to the 2018 World Cancer Congress in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and 10 travel grants will be offered. The selection criteria will be based on the end of project reports and congress abstracts. Selected fellows will be given the opportunity to participate in a dedicated knowledge sharing workshop at the congress.

Last update

Tuesday 17 November 2020

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