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SIOP has established two International Pediatric Oncology Fellowships worth Euro 4000/-  each. There are two fellowships : International Fellowship is open to all applicants; while the Outreach Fellowship is open to applicants from developing countries only. The purpose of these fellowships is to provide a program for professionals to perform clinical, translational or basic research in the area of pediatric oncology in a clinical and/or laboratory setting in a country abroad.


The fellowship is open to post graduate medical professionals below the age of 40 years working in the following areas: pediatric oncology, pediatric surgery, pediatric radiation oncology, nursing & allied health or basic science at the post-doctoral level. The applicant for the Outreach Fellowship must be from an emerging or developing nation as classified by the International Monetary Fund.

Investigative Categories

All categories of investigative studies will be considered eligible for this fellowship, including (but not limited to) basic science, epidemiology, anatomic studies, preclinical or translational studies, and clinical trials. The awarded Fellow will not provide any direct patient care, and contact with patients will be limited to an observational basis only.


SIOP will provide each successful candidate Euro 4000/-  in support and travel expenses. Institutional overhead and indirect costs are not provided with the award.

Host Institutions

SIOP of host institutions who are interested in hosting the SIOP International Outreach Fellow. This list will be  posted on the SIOP website.

Application Process and Review

The application process consists of the following elements:

  1. Fellowship Application & Biographical Data
    The application includes a formal proposal that outlines the aims of the project, the background/rationale for the work, any preliminary results or supporting data for the project, and a detailed study design. The applicant must also submit a personal biographical sketch, a description of future academic plans, and a statement of why doing this fellowship will be important for the completion of the work.
  2. 2. Letters from Home Institutions
    • Letter of reference from your current department chair (or institutional supervisor) outlining what skills are lacking in the area, and how the knowledge gained from the Fellowship will make a positive impact in the department and the region upon your return home.
    • Letter of reference from a mentor or independent professional who is familiar with your work in the field of neuro-oncology.
  3. 3. Host Letter of Support
    The applicant must also include a letter of support from one of the participating host institutions.
  4. 4. Review Process
    A SIOP Awards committee will examine all submissions. The fellowship will be awarded based on the novelty and scientific merit of the proposed study and the credentials of the applicant.
Awarded Fellows

At the completion of the project, the winning fellow will be required to submit a written Summary Report describing the results of the study. The applicant may also present an oral summary of the project at the SIOP Annual Meeting.

Important Dates

Call for Applications: December, 2010
Application Deadline: March 1, 2011
Application Awarded: May 1, 2011
Fellowship Commencement: during the period May 1 to December 31 , 2011
The application should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Dr Bharat Agarwal

Please return this application to the SIOP by March 1, 2011 by email at

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