IARC Mid-Career Visiting Scientist Award 2022 (monthly stipend € 2,820 )

Deadline: 10 December 2022

Deadline: 10 December 2022

Apply now for the IARC Mid-Career Visiting Scientist Award 2022! An Award  for qualified and experienced mid-career investigators from a low- and middle income country (LMIC) (and who live and works in a LMIC) wishing to come to IARC and drive a collaborative project in a research area related to the Agency’s programmes and current medium-term strategy (MTS) for a period of between 6 and 12 months.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is the specialized cancer Agency of the World Health Organization (WHO). Based in Lyon, France, IARC is inter-disciplinary, bringing together skills in epidemiology, laboratory sciences and biostatistics to identify the causes of cancer so that preventive measures may be adopted, and the burden of the disease and associated suffering reduced. It provides a unique career development environment for scientists at all levels, with the opportunity to gain experience in research from a truly global perspective.

IARC Mid-Career Visiting Scientist Award 2022 major areas of activity focused on understanding cancer etiology (including infections, nutrition, lifestyle, environment, radiation, genetics), developing strategies for cancer prevention (primary prevention, screening, implementation research). More so elucidating the underlying mechanisms of carcinogenesis through studies of molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics,epigenetics and molecular pathology. The Agency also has strong programmes dedicated to describing the global cancer burden and to the evaluation of carcinogenicity or preventive interventions through its Monographs and Handbooks of Cancer Prevention respectively.

  • The monthly stipend will be 2,820 euros. The cost of travel for the Awardee, and in certain circumstances for dependents met.


  • Candidates must have a nationality from LMICs and live and work in an LMIC
  • PhD degree obtained more than 5 years and less than 15 years ago (except for non-work periods e.g. due to sick leave, pregnancy, etc.). Candidates with a MD but should have obtained a PhD degree, or MPH or/and similar additional research experience
  • Applicants must belong to the staff of a university, research or public institution and must provide written assurance of a post to return to at the end of the period of Award
  • Two reference letters required by present/former supervisor as well as proof of recent publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • A research proposal that is feasible, supported by and a good fit with IARC’s MTS and with IARC Host Branch/collaborator are essential
  • IARC personnel (ECVSs, staff) currently at IARC not eligible
  • Applications submitted online by midnight CET on 10 December 2022.
  • More application details can be found at the beginning of online application form under “preparing your application” and more information in FAQs

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