UICC Young Leaders Program 2023/2024 in Cancer Control in the U.S.

Short Program Training in Health
  • United States, United States
  • Apply Before : May 25, 2023

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 214325
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • No. of Opportunity 10
  • Opportunity Type : Partially Funded
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction English
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Union for International Cancer Control–UICC Young Leaders Program applications are open for international applicants interested in the field of Cancer Control. UICC will select up to 10 participants to learn about global cancer control and project works comprising priority topics in cancer and attend UICC’s two international events: World Cancer Congress and the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit. UICC is seeking ideal applicants who:

  • Are mid-career cancer control professionals from a public health perspective in their local context and with a track record of advancing cancer control
  • Have collaborative and multidisciplinary views to go beyond their area of expertise,
  • Demonstrate potential and ambition to help drive impact in cancer control on a regional or global scale.
  • UICC also welcomes candidates from different backgrounds and diverse focus areas across the cancer control range

About the Union for International Cancer Control:

Founded in 1933, the Union for International Cancer Control’s last name was International Union Against Cancer or UICC, which operates as a non-governmental organization with about 1,180 member organizations in more than 170 countries. UICC’s headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland.

Union for International Cancer Control represents the world’s major cancer societies, patient groups, and ministries of health and includes influential policymakers, researchers, and cancer prevention and control experts. Every two years, the organization holds the world cancer congress; UICC works closely with international U.N. agencies.

Brief Details of the Summit

Application Deadline: 25 May 2023

Selection Outcome: By mid-July 2023

Program Start and In-Person Workshop: 15 October 2023

Regular Online Classes and Group Calls: November 2023 to June 2024

Self-Directed Project Work: By September 2024

2024 World Cancer Congress in Geneva: 17-19 September 2024

Location: California, United States

Program by: Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)

Number of Opportunity: 10 participants

Eligible Nations: All

Benefits of the UICC Young Leaders Program

By participating in this leadership program, participants will learn more about global cancer control and start working on projects comprising priority topics in cancer. Additionally, they will:

  • Attend the World Cancer Leaders’ Program
  • Expand their Network.
  • Participate in an event or organize a study visit.
  • Create regional impact or initiate regional collaboration.
  • Attend the world cancer congress.
  • Participate in World Cancer Congress in Geneva
  • Share experiences and best practices.

Eligibilities Criteria

Applicants should meet the following criteria as follows:

  • Should be 40 years old or younger at the time of application.
  • Have English communication skills for successful interaction at an international level.
  • Have professional experience in cancer control for at least five years.

Participants’ Commitments If Selected:

  • Actively engage in the program throughout the year (September 2023 to September 2024), regularly join group calls, attend virtual classes and carry out sub-group project work with an average of 4 to 5 hours a month on related activities throughout the program.
  • Attend the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in California, USA, from 15 – 17 October 2023
  • Also, attend the World Cancer Congress in Geneva, Switzerland, from 17 to 19 September 2024.
  • Demonstrate supportive and collaborative potential to participate in group activities and sub-group project work.
  • Be responsive to program-related administrative requests from UICC and engage in relevant UICC communication activities like blogs, interviews, and social media messages.
  • Act as a good UICC ambassador, continuing the UICC’s mission, vision, and values.

How to Apply for UICC Young Leaders Program?

To apply for this program, applicants should:

  • Complete the online application form,
  • Upload an updated CV,
  • Submit a reference letter from those with a professional relationship with the candidate, whether from the same organization or not.

The online application comprises the following questions:

  • A maximum of 300-word self-introduction and motivation description to apply for the UICC’s Young Leaders program. What is the applicant hoping to gain from this experience?
  • Applicants should talk more about their current roles or areas of expertise. Why would they benefit from engagement in global cancer control at this stage in their career? (Maximum limitation is 500 words)
  • Elaborate on their long-term career goals and professional ambitions. What is their career vision? (Maximum of 300 words)
  • Describe a time that the applicant has demonstrated a substantial impact to advance cancer control from a public health perspective in a maximum of 300 words.


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For more information, visit the official website of the UICC.


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