IAEA special Scholarship

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The World Cancer Congress is an opportunity to present the work of the IAEA Technical Cooperation Program with Member States on cancer control related projects to a worldwide audience of experts and public health practitioners. The World Cancer Congress aims to strengthen the participants' action and impact on national, regional and international scales through a multidisciplinary programme that features the latest successful interventions in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

The IAEA encourages Member States’ counterparts to share their experiences and good practices during the World Cancer Congress 2024. Through Technical Cooperation Regional and inter-regional projects on human health, the IAEA will finance the registration fee and participation costs (see details at the bottom of the page) for attendance at the Congress for a limited number of participants who meet the following criteria:

  • Be a representative of a national public entity or a civil society organization in an IAEA Member State.
  • Have an abstract submitted (by 4 April 2024) and accepted by the WCC organizers.
    • The abstract should be on a topic related to a recent/ongoing IAEA Technical Cooperation project on the integration of radiation medicine for cancer diagnostic or treatment, or
    • relates to an area of achievements where the Member State benefited from imPACT Review, National Cancer Control Plan development, or
    • describe successful resource mobilisation activities and/or partnerships for cancer control facilitated by the IAEA.
  • Have their application submitted through the IAEA In Touch+ Platform from 24 May to 14 June 2024 (https://intouchplus.iaea.org/ under the event EVT2401885) and endorsed by the participants’ National Liaison Officer for the IAEA.
  • Eligible counterparts must attach to their application:
    • copy of their abstract,
    • email confirmation of abstract acceptance from WCC organizers, and
    • copy of the notification received from the organizers about the format of presentation of their accepted abstract.

Deadline for receipt of complete applications in In Touch+ is 14 June 2024. After this date, the system will close and no further applications can be received. Incomplete applications will not be considered for financial support.

For further questions, contact Ms Tuula Höytiä (T.Hoytia@iaea.org) with copy to PACT Programme Officers Ms Marianna Nobile (M.Nobile@iaea.org) and Mr Karagu Maina (A.Maina@iaea.org).

Financial support 
The scholarship includes: 

  • Return Economy flight to Geneva from the airport of your choice. 
  • A per diem of 75 CHF per day to cover your general expenses for a maximum of four days, including food, transfers etc. 
  • A contribution of up to 100 CHF for your visa expenses (only if required). 
  • Accommodation including breakfast for up to 4 nights in a hotel selected by UICC. 
  • A free public transportation card to move around the city of Geneva during your stay (to pick up at check-in). 
  • Registration fees to the World Cancer Congress 
  • 3 lunches during the WCC (lunch boxes) – included with your registration 

15 May 2024