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!


  • Vanderbilt-Emory-Cornell-Duke (VECD):

Fogarty Global Health Fellowship

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

International Development and Education Award Application Deadline: October 31, 2017
International Innovation Grant
Young Investigator Awards

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH):

Global Research Award Application Deadline: August 31, 2017

  • 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.

  • Wellcome:

Training Fellowships in Public Health and Tropical Medicine
Seed Awards in Science

  • National Institutes of Health:

Funding Opportunities of the Department of Health and Human Services

  • Access Accelerated:

Oncology Fellowship Program in Sub-Saharan Africa

  • Union of International Cancer Control (UICC):

The Fellowships Programme
– Scholarships for Francophone Africa
Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial International Study Grants (YY) research collaborations abroad
– Seeding Progress and Resources for the Cancer Community (SPARC) Grants


  • University of California San Francisco (UCSF):

Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

  • American Society of Hematology (ASH):

– Young Investigator Awards
General Programs and Awards

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

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.

Telephone: 818-487-7455
Email: theimf@myeloma.org

  • UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center:

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.

Contact: Deirdre Olynick, Associate Director of the Global Cancer Program
Email: olynick@ucsf.edu

– 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).

Contact: Kimberly Bale, Assistant Director
Email: Bale@ucsf.edu
Program Email: ucghi@globalhealth.ucsf.edu

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai:

– Global Women’s Health Fellowship

As a fellow, you will educate and train local health care providers—nurses, midwives, medical students, and physicians—in order to provide services under a sustainable health care model. You will provide independent basic obstetric and gynecologic care for women in developing countries. If you are board certified or board eligible, you can mentor residents in their clinical and surgical projects while abroad. You can also mentor residents independently on all educational and non-clinical projects at any time.

Contact: Ann Marie Beddoe, MD, Director, Global Women’s Health Fellowship
Email: beddoe@mssm.edu

Contact: Molly Lieber, LMSW, MPH, Project Manager, Division of Global Women's Health
Email: lieber@mssm.edu
Phone: 212-241-4330

  • 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

Contact: Isabel Scarinci, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Director & Allison McGuire, MPH, Program Director
Email: GlobalCancer@uabmc.edu
Phone: (205) 996-2923

  • 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.

Phone: (901) 595-7573 

  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center:

International Observership Program
International Surgical Oncology Global Cancer Disparities Fellowship

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.

Contact: Rasha Jadalhack, MPA
Email: surfellowships@mskcc.org
Phone: 212-639-7537 

  • 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.

Contact: Terry Clewley, ki-jobs@mit.edu
Application Contact Inquiries: ki-msfellowship@mit.edu

  • 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.

Contact: Khurshid A. Guru, MD
Email: Guru@RoswellPark.org

  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine:

Map of professors and their global work


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– Collaboration with Tata Memorial Centre and National Cancer Grid
– Contact: gitika@navyanetwork.com