Postdoctoral Fellowships

Cancer Research Institute

The Cancer Research Institute is currently accepting applications for its CRI Irvington Postdoctoral Fellowship Program. The CRI Irvington Fellowship furthers career development and supports laboratory research for promising young scientists working under the mentorship of leading immunologists.

Program Note

In recent years, significant advances in immunotherapy have yielded major breakthroughs in cancer treatment. CRI recognizes, however, that getting to the next great breakthrough will require continued investment in fundamental research and training. With this in mind, CRI accepts applications from qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wish to receive training in fundamental immunology or tumor immunology.

CRI is seeking hypothesis-driven, mechanistic studies in both immunology and tumor immunology that aim to directly impact our understanding of the immune system’s role in cancer.

Application Deadline: March 1 and October 1

Funding: $175,500 over three years



Human Vaccines Project

The Human Vaccines Project and the Michelson Medical Research Foundation are now accepting applications for the 2020 Michelson Prizes.  The Michelson Prizes are focused on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery.

The Michelson Prizes are awarded annually to investigators under age 35 who are applying innovative research processes to advance the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases.  The selection committee will be looking to support research that is both highly innovative and has the potential for high impact.

Applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines (e.g. clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, genomics, nanotechnology, etc...) are encouraged to apply. 

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Deadline for submission is October 31, 2019.



Additional funding opportunities can be found through the University of Toronto's School of Graduate Studies Postdoctoral funding website.