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American Cancer Society International Fellowships, (ACSBI), 2014

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is inviting applications for  international fellowships for beginning investigators. The ACSBI fellowship  emphasizes the transfer of knowledge from the host institute to others at the  home institute. 6-8 fellowships are awarded per year for the duration of  one year. Strong preference will be given to research investigators,  clinician scientist, epidemiologists, public health professionals from low-  lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries as defined by the World  Bank. The application deadline is 1 November 2013.

Study Subject(s): It offers the opportunity  to the fellows to be mentored by experts in the chosen field, receive hands on  experience in clinical, behavioral or basic research, intellectual stimulation,  research guidance, narrative transfer and many other opportunities to  evolve scientifically and academically. Course Level: This  is a one year research fellowship programme for beginning  investigators. Scholarship Provider: Union for  International Cancer Control (UICC) Scholarship can be taken  at: Abroad

Eligibility: Beginning investigators or clinicians: -Who possesses  a terminal, advanced degree in their field -Who holds an academic university  or hospital position with an explicit commitment to return to their home  institutions -In the early phases of their career as an independent  investigator and no longer under research mentoring -The research proposed  must be conducted at not-for-profit institutions -Cannot be in residence in  the host laboratory at the time of application or during the review process

Scholarship Open for International Students: International  applicants can apply for these fellowships. Strong preference will be given  to research investigators, clinician scientist, epidemiologists, public health  professionals from low, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries, as  defined by the World Bank.

Scholarship Description: The ACSBI fellowship emphasizes  the transfer of knowledge from the host institute to others at the home  institute. It offers the fellow the opportunity to be mentored by experts in the  chosen field, receive hands on experience in clinical, behavioral or basic  research, intellectual stimulation, research guidance, narrative transfer and  many other opportunities to evolve scientifically and academically. The goals  include not only developing future leaders in cancer research in low/middle  income countries, but also facilitating a global effort in cancer prevention and  control. This will be done by developing the necessary intellectual  infrastructure in home countries (since ACSBI fellows must return to their home  institute), encouraging  collaborative interactions to facilitate interdisciplinary basic and applied  cancer research, and establishing a network of researchers and translational  scientists for rapid dissemination of new knowledge and technology in developing  and sharing of best practices.

Number of award(s): 6-8  fellowships are awarded per year.

Duration of award(s): Fellowships are offered for 12 months.

What does it cover? US $50,000 each for travel and  stipend.

Selection Criteria: Annual competitive selection is conducted by  an international panel of experts based on: -the scientific evaluation of the research plan -the experience and qualifications of the candidate -the suitability of the host organization and host supervisor -appropriate duration -a telephone  interview with the candidate -the availability of appropriate  facilities and resources to apply and disseminate the acquired skills upon  return to the home organization

Evaluation after the 1 year report: Approximately one year  after completion of the fellowship and the return of the applicant to her/his  home institute/hospital and Evaluation after 1 year report form will be emailed.  Please use the Evaluation after 1 year report template for the report and return  by email. Failure to comply with this condition may result in the request for  the return of UICC funds. Your home and host supervisors will be notified should  this occur.

Notification: Applicants will be notified by April the following  year.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The application deadline is1  November 2013.

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