The Long-term International Fellowship (LIFe) provides early-career oncologists in low- to middle-income countries (LMCs) the support and resources needed to advance their training by deepening their relationship with a mentor in the United States, Canada, or European Union. During the one-year fellowship, the recipients receive valuable training and experience, which they use to effect change in cancer care in their home country.
The LIFe is a one-year grant totaling $115,000 to pay for personnel, research, and travel expenses including travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting. The number of LIFe grants in each funding cycle is not predetermined by Conquer Cancer. Awards are given based on individual merit and availability of funds.
All of the following criteria must be met in order to qualify for the Long-term International Fellowship:
- Be a Full Member or International Corresponding member of ASCO, or a pending member awaiting acceptance.
- Be a physician (MD, DO, or international equivalent) who has completed a subspecialty training program (such as hematology-oncology fellowship or radiation oncology residency) or the equivalent.
- Be a citizen of a country categorized by the World Bank as Low-Income, Lower-Middle-Income, or Upper-Middle-Income.
- Have less than 10 years of experience in the field of oncology.
- Have received no more than one year of training in the United States, Canada, or the European Union (for instance, attended medical school, participated in internships, fellowships, research positions or residency programs).
All applications must be submitted in accordance to the requirements and instructions of the Long-term International Fellowship Request for Proposals (RFP). All application materials must be in English and must be submitted through the Grants Portal. Paper applications or applications sent by e-mail or fax will not be accepted.
The Long-term International Fellowship was first awarded in 2010. As of 2019, Conquer Cancer has awarded 19 early-career oncologists from Armenia, Brazil, Chile, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, Thailand, Uganda and Zambia.
The Long-term International Fellowship is supported by:
This list reflects commitments as of July 1, 2019.
This grant receives support that may result in a report to the CMS Open Payments website under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. The supporting companies are required to report the amount of the grant, the names of physicians who are awarded this grant, and the names of their institutions. This information may appear on the Open Payments website. Find out more information about the Sunshine Act and CMS Open Payments program.