Union for International Cancer Control (UICC’s) Young Leaders Programme 2023/2024

This informs the public about The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC’s) Young Leaders Programme 2023/2024 for the next generation of cancer leaders. Details about the Scholarship are given below.

UICC Young Leaders Programme 2023/2024

About UICC Young Leaders Programme 2023

Applications are now open for the Young Leaders programme. Up to 10 participants will be selected to learn more about global cancer control and work on projects involving priority topics in cancer.

Program Details

UICC is encouraging mid-career cancer control professionals, who have contributed to progress in cancer control in their country or region and are motivated to expand their influence to drive impact globally, to apply for the 2023-24 cycle of its Young Leaders programme.

Up to 10 participants will be selected to learn more about global cancer control, work on projects involving priority topics in cancer, and attend UICC’s two flagship international events: the World Cancer Leaders’ Summit and World Cancer Congress.


To be eligible for the programme, applicants must:

  • Be 40 years old or younger at the application deadline (i.e. 25 May 2023)
  • Be able to communicate in English for successful interaction at an international level
  • Have worked professionally in cancer control for at least 5 years

Ideal candidate

While the programme welcomes candidates from a broad array of backgrounds and diverse areas of focus across the cancer control continuum, the profile Young Leaders would ideally have in common is that of:

  • A mid-career cancer control professional with a track record of advancing cancer control from a public health perspective in their local context,
  • With a multidisciplinary and collaborative outlook that goes beyond their individual area of expertise,
  • And with the ambition and potential to help drive impact in cancer control on a broader global or regional scale.

UICC Young Leaders Programme 2023 Application

Applicants must complete an online form, submit a full CV, and provide one reference letter of support (from anyone with a professional relationship with the applicant, whether from the same organisation or not). The online application requires answering the following questions:

  • Introduce yourself and describe your motivation to apply for the UICC’s Young Leaders programme. What are you hoping to gain from this experience? (max 300 words)
  • Tell us more about your current role and/or areas of expertise. Why would you benefit from engagement at global cancer control level at this stage in your career? (max 500 words)
  • Elaborate on your long-term professional ambitions and career goals. What is your career vision? (max 300 words)
  • Describe a time you have demonstrated strong leadership or impact to advance cancer control from a public health perspective. (max 300 words)

For those interested in UICC Young Leaders Programme 2023, open this link to start the application process.

Application Deadline

  • The application process is open from Tuesday 18 April to Thursday 25 May.
  • The outcomes of the selection will be communicated to all candidates by mid-July.
  • The programme formally starts with an in-person workshop on 15 October in Long Beach, CA, United States, the day before the 2023 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit, 16-17 October, which the Young Leaders are supported to attend.
  • Regular online classes and group calls will take place from November 2023 to June 2024.
  • Small sub-groups will engage in self-directed project work on a focus area during the course of the programme with the aim to produce a deliverable by September 2024.
  • Young Leaders are then supported to attend the 2024 World Cancer Congress taking place in Geneva on 17-19 September 2024, where the programme culminates.

Open this link for more details about the UICC Young Leaders Programme 2023.

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