GO engages many early-career health professionals in our work.  A recurring theme they often encounter is how difficult it can be to launch their careers while simultaneously trying to contribute to the growing urgency in global oncology.  There is little time and flexibility to develop both.

In response, GO is maintaining this webpage to facilitate access to the following information:

  1. Clinical and research placements  in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)
  2. Funding and research opportunities both in the U.S. and internationally

Please email GO at info@globalonc.org if you have questions or resources to add to this page. Thank You!


American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH):

Awards, fellowships and other opportunities supporting professional growth of early- and mid-career professionals
Earliest deadline: 28 Feb 2018

Rutgers Global Health Institute:

Global Oncology Fellowship Application Deadline: 15 Mar 2018

The fellow will conduct research and assessment, and work with partners at the University of Botswana School of Medicine in Gaborone, Botswana, to help develop a program of research, education, and care aimed at improving the country’s cancer care and prevention.
> Flier
Fellowship Letter

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

International Observership Program
International Surgical Oncology Global Cancer Disparities Fellowship Application Deadline: 1 May 2018

Application details

The Department of Surgery offers a one-year International Surgical Oncology Global Cancer Disparities Fellowship to fully trained surgeons. The aim of the International Surgical Oncology Global Cancer Disparities Fellowship is to train the fellow to effectively direct multimodality cancer therapy for the cancer patients in both high- and low-income countries.

Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO):

International Development and Education Award Closed - check back soon
International Innovation Grant Closed - check back soon
Young Investigator Awards Closed - check back soon

Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD):

Fogarty Global Health Fellowship Closed - check back soon

American Society of Hematology (ASH):

Global Research Award Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2018

International Society of Pediatric Oncology:

SIOP Awards and Programs 

Supporting paediatric oncologists in all stages of their careers and to honour those who have helped to advance the field of pediatric oncology.


Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine Preliminary Application Deadline: 9 May 2018
Seed Awards in Science Application Deadlines: 22 Mar 2018 & 5 Jul 2018

National Institutes of Health:

Funding Opportunities of the Department of Health and Human Services
List of NIH and other funding opportunities provided by UCSF

Access Accelerated:

Oncology Fellowship Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

Union of International Cancer Control (UICC):

The Fellowships Programme  Open: 15 Aug 2018   Closes: 15 Oct 2018
– Scholarships for Francophone Africa Round 1 Open: 6 Feb 2018  Closes: 19 Apr 2018;  Round 2 Open: 1 Jul 2018  Closes: 1 Oct 2018
Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grants (YY) research collaborations abroad; Open: 15 Aug 2018   Closes: 15 Oct 2018
– Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Grants
– SPARC: Metastatic Breast Cancer Challenge

American Society of Hematology (ASH):

– Young Investigator Awards Closed
General Programs and Awards Several open for 2018 applications
         >ASH Global Research Award: Application Deadline: 15 Apr 2018

Several ASH programs are specifically designed for hematologists working and residing outside of The United States, Canada, and Mexico. Additionally, many of the Society's other programs and awards are open to international participants.

European Society for Medical Oncology:

International Funding Organizations

International Myeloma Foundation: found from Winship Cancer Institute

The Brain D. Novis Foundation Research Grant Closed 

The International Myeloma Foundation funds several research grants including the Brian D. Novis Research Award.  These awards go to researchers doing work in the field of multiple myeloma and related disorders including smoldering myeloma, MGUS (monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance) as well as immunoglobulin derived amyloidosis.

University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center:

Resource Allocation Program: Global Cancer Pilot Award

These pilot awards are intended to support a wide range of research, including basic science, clinical/translational science, epidemiology, social science, and behavioral science. While applications to develop capacity-building projects are allowable, this mechanism will prioritize the funding of research projects that will lead to future NIH grant proposals or other substantive extramural funding.

Global Cancer Program trainees, junior faculty, or established researchers are eligible to apply

The Global Cancer Program at HDFCCC is launching Pilot Awards through UCSF’s Resource Allocation Program. Global Cancer Program grants are intended for innovative, multi-disciplinary projects addressing prevention, screening, diagnosis, and/or treatment of cancer in low- and middle-income countries. Partnership with a named investigator at a low- and middle- income institution is required with the submission.

– GloCAL Health Fellowship

The GloCal Health Fellowship supports a 12-month, mentored research fellowship for investigators interested in studying diseases and conditions in developing countries.

The fellowship is designed for: US doctoral students (PhD, DrPH, etc.), professional students (MD, DDS, DVM, PharmD, etc.) and postdoctoral fellows, as well as foreign postdoctoral fellows from affiliated international sites in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Program Email: ucghi@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

– Global Women’s Health Fellowship

Our curriculum is designed to help physicians become productive and effective global citizens. Our program provides clinical care, education, and public health outreach to women around the world through partnerships with local health care professionals in order to improve access to quality obstetric and gynecologic care.

The University of Alabama (UAB) at Birmingham:

Globalization and Cancer

The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Globalization and Cancer Initiative facilitates the expansion of existing international partnerships and develops new global relationships associated with cancer health disparities.

> Develop and maintain an infrastructure to promote collaborative research and training in Globalization and Cancer
> Develop and maintain sustainable global partnerships in cancer research and training
> Train the next generation of researchers in Globalization and Cancer

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital:

Department of Global Pediatric Medicine

In parallel with the Jude International Outreach Program, the Department of Global Medicine unites doctors and scientists with expertise in international medicine, epidemiology, health economics and health policy.  These professionals work together to help speed progress against childhood cancer, blood disorders and other life-threatening diseases.



David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT:

– The Mazumdar-Shaw International Oncology Fellows: India

> About & Previous Fellows
> Program Details & Application

The Mazumdar-Shaw International Oncology Fellows Program is a high-impact, bilateral collaboration with India focusing on cancer research training as its cornerstone. The program offers opportunities for postdoctoral scientists, engineers, and physicians to undertake cancer research at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT, working at the interfaces between biology/medicine and the diverse fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science, and the physical and chemical sciences.

Roswell Park Cancer Institute:

– International Fellowship at Roswell Park Cancer Institute: Urologic Oncology Fellowship

The Department of Urology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has several training opportunities available for fellows and attending physicians. The International Fellowship could vary from six months with no clinical training to two years including one year of clinical training and one year of research training.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine:

Map of professors and their global work


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Navya Online ConsultationCollaboration with Tata Memorial Centre and National Cancer Grid

If you have opportunities to share, please email info@globalonc.org. Thank you!