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CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowships

Young scientists are the lifeblood of cancer research. Rich with new ideas and energy, these bright and talented minds are eager to solve important scientific questions.

The Cancer Research Institute provides funding to ensure that the most promising young scientists receive the critical financial support and continued career training needed to pursue their lifesaving work.


The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, established in 1971, is CRI's longest-standing continuous program. Fellowships provide support to fund and train young immunologists and cancer immunologists at top universities and research centers around the world.

Fellows receive up to $175,500 over three years to cover the cost of stipend or salary, insurance, and other research-related expenses, such as travel to conferences and meetings.

Fellows work and continue their training under the guidance of a world-leading immunologist, who mentors the fellow and prepares him or her for a productive and successful career in cancer immunology.

History & Accomplishments

Since this program’s inception, more than 1,300 young scientists have received postdoctoral fellowship awards from CRI. CRI Fellows have made groundbreaking discoveries that have laid the foundation for the field, and have gone on to lead major research programs and centers and to win some of the most prestigious awards in biomedical science, including the Nobel Prize.

More importantly, CRI Fellows have contributed to the discovery of numerous research discoveries that have since resulted in lifesaving treatments for cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders.

View our timeline to see how CRI Irvington Fellows have changed the face of cancer treatment.

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