IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships in France 2021-2023

IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships in France 2021-2023

Submission for applications for the IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships program in 2021-2023 is now available until 30 November 2020.

For over 50 years, the International Agency Research on Cancer (IARC) Fellowship Program has tutored more than 600 chosen early-career scientists from all over the world. Submission of application for this Fellowship program in 2021-2023 is now available, and only early-career scientists from low-middle income nations are qualified to apply.

The IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships have contributed since its beginning to the development of a human resource for cancer research as well as cancer control around the world.

IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships Duration:

The fellowship program is for a duration of two years (a brief provisional report during the 1st year of the Fellowship program and also a final report at the end will be expected).

Eligibility for IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Candidates are required to be from Low-Middle Income Countries (in line with the World Bank Classification list).
  • Candidates are required to have concluded their doctoral program within 5 years of the deadline for application, or in the final year of their doctoral degree and will obtain it by the commencement of their fellowship program.
  • Applicants are required to possess a good level of English, it has to be sufficient for scientific communication.
  • Candidates who have already been at the IARC as a postdoctoral scientist or PhD candidate, or those who are presently at the Agency as fully-funded postdoctoral scientists are not qualified for this fellowship program.

Benefits of IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Monthly stipend of €2,820.
  • Airfare.
  • It covers health insurance.
  • It always pays training allowance.
  • In some situations, applicants from LMIC nations can submit application for and IARC return award of a maximum of €10,000 in the second year of their fellowship program to start up an autonomous research program associated to IARC’s undertakings upon return to their home nations.

Research Priorities:

Candidates must prepare their research proposal consistent with IARC’s three emerging imports, as specified below:

Evolving cancer risk factors and populations in transition

IARC host Section/Group: Genetic Epidemiology (GEP), Cancer Surveillance (CSU), Biomarkers (BMA), Genetic Cancer Susceptibility (GCS), Nutritional Methodology and Biostatistics (NMB), Nutritional Epidemiology (NEP), Molecular Mechanisms and Biomarker (MMB), Epigenetics (EGE), Infections and Cancer Epidemiology (ICE), Environment and Radiation (ENV).

Implementation research

IARC host Section/Group: Infections and Cancer Epidemiology (ICE), Environment and Radiation (ENV), Prevention and Implementation (PRI), Nutritional Epidemiology (NEP), Infections and Cancer Biology (ICB), Screening (SCR).

Economic and societal impacts of cancer

IARC host Section/Group: Genetic Epidemiology (GEP), Cancer Surveillance (CSU), Nutritional Methodology and Biostatistics (NMB), Nutritional Epidemiology (NEP), Screening (SCR), Environment and Radiation (ENV).

Tenders concentrating on cancer and COVID-19 will also be given consideration (IARC host Section: Cancer Surveillance (CSU)).

Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. Applicants should get in touch with the IARC Host Group of their choosing before submitting application so as to interact closely to create a research proposal of mutual interest, inside the framework of the above-mentioned research fields. For every Section/Group, detailed contact information is obtainable in “General information” under the “Staff” section: http://www.iarc.fr/en/research-groups/index.php).

Application Deadline

  •  November 30, 2020.

How to Apply for IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships

Fellowship programs have to be taken up prior to the end of 2021 (flexibility will be allowed in accordance to the global health situation). The present IARC postdoctoral allowance is €2,820 each month. The expense of travel for the successful applicant, and in certain situations for dependants, will be covered, a dependant’s stipend and a training stipend paid, and health insurance provided, within IARC’s maximum liability. Contingent on certain conditions, Fellows from LMIC nations will be able to submit application for an IARC return award of max. € 10,000 during the second year of their Fellowship program so as to start up an autonomous research program linked to IARC’s undertakings upon return to their LMI nation of origin.

The IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships application must be submitted online via this link.

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