Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship, France

  • Fellowship
  • Developing Countries
  • France
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Scholarship Description:

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship, France is open for Developing Countries . The scholarship allows Fellowship level programm(s) in the field of taught at . The deadline of the scholarship is .

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship, France


The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of World Health Organization is offering postdoctoral fellowships which are open to candidates from any country. These fellowships are intended for early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission. IARC is particularly keen to promote the development of expertise in cancer research in low- and middle-income countries by training postdoctoral researchers from these countries who can return to apply their new skills and expertise.


The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is an intergovernmental agency forming part of the World Health Organization of the United Nations.


The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.




  • Fellowships are available for postdoctoral researchers to complete their training at the IARC in France.

  • Early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission, are invited to apply. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (all disciplines included), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged.

  • The annual stipend is currently 33,000 Euros and will be paid monthly in advance. Stipends are not considered as a substitute for any salary paid to a Fellow at home.


Scholarship can be taken in France


Eligibility Criteria:




  • The IARC fellowships are intended for early career scientists wishing to complete their training in those aspects of cancer research related to the Agency’s mission. Disciplines covered are: epidemiology (all disciplines included), biostatistics, bioinformatics, and areas related to, mechanisms of carcinogenesis including molecular and cell biology, molecular genetics, epigenetics, and molecular pathology. Interdisciplinary project are encouraged. Fellowships are tenable at IARC in Lyon, France working in a research Group. Applicants are eligible from any country. IARC is particularly keen to promote the development of expertise in cancer research in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) by training postdoctoral researchers from these countries who can return to apply their new skills and expertise. Therefore, applications from candidates from low- and middle-income countries or from any part of the world but with projects related to low- and middle-income countries are encouraged.

  • Candidates are required to have obtained their doctoral degree in the five years preceding the closing date for applications.

  • Candidates in the final year of their PhD studies are eligible to apply but must have been awarded their degree by the time of starting their Fellowship (30 November of the Selection year at the latest). The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.

  • Candidates attached to commercial entities or who have an association with the tobacco industry are not eligible.

  • Candidates currently working as IARC-funded postdoctoral scientists, or candidates who have worked at the Agency as a postdoc for a period greater than six months, cannot be considered.


Eligible Nationalities: IARC Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to candidates from any country. However, priority is given to candidates from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), or to candidates from other countries with projects of relevance to LMICs.


Entrance Requirement: Candidates with a MD are eligible to apply.


Test Requirement: No


English Language Requirement: The working languages at IARC are English and French. Candidates must be proficient in English at a level sufficient for scientific communication.


Application Procedure: Applications should be made on-line via the Agency’s website


Application Form


Deadline: The application deadline is 30 November 2016.


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Degree Level:

Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship, France is available to undertake Fellowship level programs at .

Available Subjects:

Following subject are available to study under this scholarship program.

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