IARC Fellowships for Postdoctoral Research in Cancer, France

Applications for the IARC Post-doctoral Research Fellowships are now invited. Those fellowship awards are fully supported by The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), World Health Organization, Co-funded by the European Union. Scholars who want to pursue career in cancer research are invited to apply. He or she will participate in training at the IARC in Lyon, France. Those are selected will receive benefit of fully-funded award covering all related expenses. The application deadline is 30 November every year.

Scholarship Description
ip Description: Applications for training Fellowships are invited from junior scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission: to coordinate and conduct both epidemiological and laboratory research into the causes and prevention of cancer. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (including genetic and molecular), 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.

Award Value
Up to twelve-two years fellowship will awarded. Each those provides the benefits as follow:

  • Stipend: The annual stipend is currently 33 000 Euros and will be paid monthly in advance. Stipends are not considered as a substitute for any salary paid to a Fellow at home.
  • Return Grant: A small grant to start up an independent research programme linked to IARC’s activities upon return to the home country may be provided on a competitive basis to selected IARC postdoctoral fellows from low- and medium-resource countries upon successful completion of the training period at IARC. The Fellow will submit a project to the Fellowship Committee for consideration at the Committee meeting preceding their departure. The amount and duration of the grant will be decided on a case-by-case basis. The grant may not be used to pay the returning Fellow’s salary.
  • Travel allowance and Health Insurance: Travel allowance up to a maximum of a tourist (economy class) return fare will be provided for the Fellow. Normally air and/or rail tickets will be provided by the IARC. Fellows will be responsible for meeting passport, visa, immigration and vaccination requirements. The IARC can assist only to the extent of providing letters as evidence of appointment and financial support. The cost of health insurance cover for the Fellow and agreed accompanying dependants will also be reimbursed up to the ceiling rates applied by IARC.
  • Dependant Allowance: The IARC may provide travel for one dependant who accompanies the Fellow for a period of at least 8 months

Level and Area of Studies
Research program in cancer – related studies.

Place of Study
The research will be taken in France.

Eligibility and Criteria
Please ensure that you are qualified person based on the requirement information below:

  • Scintists from any country are welcome to apply. However, preference will be given to those coming from low- and medium-income countries (LMICs).
  • It is anticipated that with widened experience gained from working at the Agency, the Fellows will return to their home institute, able to make an increasing contribution to cancer research.
  • Candidates are required to have finished their doctoral degree (Ph.D.) within five years of the closing date for application or be in the final phase of completing their doctoral degree. The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.
  • Candidates attached to commercial entities or who have an association with the tobacco industry are not eligible.
  • Candidates currently working as IARC-funded postdoctoral scientists, or candidates who have worked at the Agency as a postdoc for a period greater than six months, cannot be considered.

Applicants’ Nationality
There is no nationality restriction.

Application Instruction
The application should be made online. Please visit the website link below for further information.

Submission Deadline
30 November annually.

Website and Application Link