The COSA Developing Nations Interest Group has grown from the aspirations of a number of COSA members to provide a forum for enhancing co-operation between Australian institutions and cancer services in developing nations. This is also a way in which COSA can contribute to international efforts in cancer control with particular interest in the Asia Pacific region.
COSA members have extensive knowledge and a broad range of skills to offer in areas of cancer control, education and treatment. The combination of this wealth of expertise with personal experience in overseas activities has created an opportunity to provide a valuable contribution to projects abroad.
Asia Pacific Mentoring Program
Following a successful pilot in 2011, COSA offers grants to fund ‘visiting fellowships’ for up to 12 weeks for health professionals working in the Asia Pacific region. The aims of the fellowships are to:
- foster and enhance knowledge and expertise
- establish stronger ties and partnerships with new and developing cancer centres in the region
- identify areas and strategies for future professional development and research
If you are health professional seeking more information or would like to apply for a fellowship please refer to the Fellowships tab at the top of this page.
COSA welcomes interest from cancer centres or institutions in Australia willing to develop a program to host a medical or allied health professional from a developing country in the Asia Pacific region. For information about hosting a fellow please select the Mentoring tab at the top of tis page.
For information about the Developing Nations Interest Group or to become a member please contact COSA via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or call the COSA office on (02) 80634100
Asia Pacific Mentoring Program Fellowships
COSA offers fellowships to mid-career health professionals to undertake a 10 – 12 week observership in a cancer/research institution in Australia.
On applications opening, fellowship candidates can identify with one of the available fellowship opportunities in the application form, provide details of an alternative program OR submit an individual application for potential placement by COSA.
Applications open on Monday 27 May 2013 and close on Friday 28 June 2013
- The 2013 Information and Guidelines for fellowship candidates is available here (PDF, 162kb)
- The 2013 Application form for fellowship candidates
is available here (docx, 217kb)
Please print the flyer and cirulate to your networks (PDF, 142kb)
Are you interested in hosting a visiting Fellow from the Asia Pacific Region?
COSA welcomes interest from cancer centres or institutions in Australia willing to develop a 10 - 12 week program to host a medical or allied health professional from a developing country in the Asia Pacific Region. COSA provides support funding in the form of a fellowship. For more information please read:
- The 2013 Information and Guidelines for host institutions is available here (PDF, 108kb)
- The 2013 Application form for host institutions is available here (62kb)
Closing Date to be considered as a mentoring institution in 2013 is Friday 24 May 2013
Please print the flyer and circulate to your networks (PDF, 143kb)