Postdoctoral Fellowship Application Guidelines
The CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program supports qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in cancer immunology.
A panel of scientists drawn from our Scientific Advisory Council rigorously evaluates each candidate, the intended sponsor and training environment, and the nature and feasibility of the proposed project.
The Institute seeks hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology. The applicant and sponsor must clearly state the potential of the proposed studies to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer risk, tumor initiation, progression, metastasis, host response to tumors and/or the treatment of cancer.
The fellowship now provides an increased stipend of $55,000 for the first year, $57,000 for the second year, and $59,000 for the third year. Please note that this increase in stipend is for fellowships awarded from October 1, 2015, on and stipend levels do not change for previously awarded fellowships. In addition, an allowance of $1,500 per year is allotted to the host institution for use at the sponsor’s discretion to help pay for the fellow’s research supplies, travel to scientific meetings, and/or health insurance.
Deductions for administrative overhead are not allowed from either the stipend or the institutional allowance. Payments are made monthly in U.S. currency to the host institution.
The application deadlines are April 1 and October 1; when those dates fall on the weekend, applications are due the following Monday. Applications are due by 5 p.m. EST on these dates. Applicants are notified of fellowship committee decisions within approximately 10-12 weeks of the application deadline.
Fellowships can be activated three months after the application deadline but no later than one year following the deadline. Awards activate on the first of the month.