International Liver Cancer Association ILCA Africa Fellowship Programme

International Liver Cancer Association ILCA Africa Fellowship Programme

  • ILCA is ramping up efforts to alleviate Africa’s need for medical assistance. Although the African continent is one of the regions with a very high disease burden, clinical and scientific resources for diagnosing, treating, and researching liver cancer are very limited in most parts of this continent.

  • ILCA recognises this immense clinical and scientific need and plans to develop a strategy to engage African organisations and healthcare professionals in educational and training activities of ILCA.

    The aims of this key initiative being the ILCA Africa Fellowship programme are to:

  • Encourage young investigators to pursue a career in liver cancer research.

  • Develop the potential of outstanding young scientists and encourage research in liver cancer disciplines.

  • Foster career development for individuals performing research in a liver cancer related area and who have shown commitment to excellence at an early stage of their research study.

  • Help progress ILCA’s mission to lead a global Community of physicians, scientists and allied professionals through education and research with the goal to better prevent and treat liver cancer.

  • Promote science through the support of young researcher.

    Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidate must be based in Africa. Fellowship recipient can complete this program within Africa or at the research mentor’s institution (if outside of Africa).

  • Candidate must be under 40 years old and undertaking post-doctoral studies in a liver cancer related discipline within a public or private non-profit institution engaged in health care and health-related research.

  • Candidate should hold a PhD or MD and pursuing post-doctoral studies which includes both basic and/or clinical research. Those in post-MD Residency or Fellowship programmes and engaged in liver cancer research are eligible. If candidates hold full-time faculty positions, letters of commitment must confirm support of the Fellowship requirements.

  • Candidate must be an ILCA member in good standing and remain an ILCA member for the duration of the fellowship.

  • Candidate must be supported by a research mentor.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; International Liver Cancer Association ILCA Africa Fellowship Programme

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