Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Fellowship Award
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation has been singularly focused on identifying and encouraging extraordinary young scientists to commit themselves to arresting cancer's devastating legacy. The Foundation is dedicated to identifying generations of truly innovative investigators in cancer research - scientists that approach questions from totally new directions, challenge existing dogma, and think "outside the box". Damon Runyon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are granted for a three-year term with second- and third-year funding contingent upon satisfactory progress reports.
Following the merger of the Cancer Research Institute and the Irvington Institute for Immunological Research in 2007, CRI's postdoctoral fellowship program was renamed after the Irvington Institute to reflect the considerable value of Irvington's assets, all of which have been directed into the postdoctoral fellowship program. CRI's postdoctoral fellowship program was established in 1971 to answer the need for more researchers in the field of cancer immunology and supported qualified young scientists at leading universities and research centers around the world who wished to receive training in cancer immunology or general immunology.
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation
The Helen Hay Whitney Foundation supports early postdoctoral research training in all basic biomedical sciences. To attain its ultimate goal of increasing the number of imaginative, well-trained, and dedicated medical scientists, the Foundation grants financial support of a three-year duration to young men and women planning careers in biological or medical research. Under this program, 21 three-year research fellowships are awarded annually, resulting in a total of 63 outstanding fellowships.