Contests and grants

Expertise Transfer Fellowship offered by the International Agency for Research on Cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is part of the World Health Organization (WHO). Situated in Lyons, France, the IARC houses both epidemiology and laboratory Groups allowing it to fulfil its mission: to coordinate and conduct research on the causes of human cancer, to elucidate the mechanisms of carcinogenesis and to develop scientific strategies for cancer control.

The IARC is offering an Expertise Transfer Fellowship to enable an established investigator to spend from six to twelve months in an appropriate host institute in a low-/medium-resource country* in order to transfer knowledge and expertise in a research area relevant for the host country and related to the Agency’s programmes: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental chemical carcinogenesis, cancer etiology and prevention, infection and cancer, molecular cell biology, molecular genetics, molecular pathology and mechanisms of carcinogenesis. Applications should include a proposed collaborative research project and a letter of support from the host lab giving details of feasibility and anticipated benefit to the receiving institute. Priority will be given to projects directly linked to IARC’s on-going research programme, involving at least one contact at IARC.

Applicants should be established cancer researchers actively engaged in the field with appropriate scientific or medical qualifications and an excellent publications’ record. They must also belong to the staff of a university or a research institution.

(*any country other than those classified as high-income economies by the World Bank)

Deadline for receipt of applications is: 30 November 2006

Candidates will be notified of the outcome of their application by the end of April 2007. There will be an annual remuneration of up to US$70,000, which will take into account the on-going salary of the Fellow. This amount may include limited support for the project. The cost of travel will also be met. The Award should be taken up no later than November 2007.

Application forms can be downloaded in Word format or PDF format.

Fellowship application forms and more detailed information are available from:

Fellowship Programme
150 cours Albert-Thomas, 69372 Lyon Cedex 08, France
Tel: +33 (0)472 73 84 48; Fax: +33 (0)472 73 80 80; E-mail:

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