Long-term International Fellowship

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).


Application Instructions

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.


Our Reach is Global. Our Impact is Personal.

Our Reach is Global. Our Impact is Personal.

Did you know that cancer accounts for more deaths in low and middle-income countries than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined? The Conquer Cancer Foundation is working to change that with grants and awards that will have an impact on people with cancer across the globe.


The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO 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.

2018 Long-term International Fellowship Recipients

Dorothy Lombe, MD
BC Cancer Agency, Canada
Utilisation of Interstitial brachytherapy for target dose optimisation in the treatment of locally advanced cervical cancer


The 2018 Long-term International Fellowship is supported by:

This list reflects commitments as of July 15, 2018.

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 websiteFind out more information about the Sunshine Act and CMS Open Payments program.