Postdoctoral Fellowships

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The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program provides critical financial support and continued career training to the most promising young scientists in basic and tumor immunology as part of our lifesaving work in cancer immunotherapy research.

In response to the growing disruption and difficulty imposed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Cancer Research Institute will be extending the spring 2020 deadline for the CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program to April 15, 2020. If you have any questions or concerns about meeting this new deadline, please contact us at We will handle further requests for extension on a case-by-case basis. 

PROGRAM UPDATE: The Cancer Research Institute recognizes that getting to the next great breakthrough in cancer treatment will require continued investment in fundamental research and training. CRI therefore invites postdoctoral fellows working in both fundamental immunology and tumor immunology to apply for funding.


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

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

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

History & Accomplishments

Since this program’s inception, more than 1,400 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 numerous research discoveries that have since resulted in lifesaving treatments for cancer, infectious diseases, and autoimmune disorders.

View our funding directory to see the types of research CRI Irvington postdoctoral fellows are working on to change the face of cancer treatment.

See Application Guidelines 

*Immunotherapy results may vary from patient to patient.