Since its inception, SITC has strongly supported the growth and development of young investigators in the field of cancer immunotherapy. As the field continues to expand, SITC has realized the even greater importance of fostering the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts and tumor immunologists by providing them with additional funding opportunities.

SITC’s fellowship award program was established through the Forward Fund to support the development of young investigators in the field to cultivate the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts. Since 2014, SITC has committed more than $1 million in fellowship awards to deserving young investigators.

SITC is proud to offer three new fellowship opportunities in 2017 for students and young investigators to ensure talented, innovative professionals continue to be attracted to the cancer immunotherapy field.

Current Opportunities

Submission Period: Closed February 20

SITC-Merck Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Clinical Fellowship Award


This fellowship award will help to support the development of the next generation of immunotherapy experts who have a vested interest in furthering the clinical research of immunotherapy in lung cancer.

  • Fellowship Period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
  • Amount: $100,000

SITC’s Holbrook Kohrt, MD, PhD Cancer Immunotherapy Translational Memorial Fellowship Award

Sponsored by Genentech


This fellowship award is named after Holbrook Kohrt, MD, PhD, (1977-2016) assistant professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine, renowned for his clinical trials research examining novel immunologic approaches and translational research on novel therapies to enhance antitumor immunity. This award will support the research of a young investigator in the translational cancer immunotherapy space.

  • Fellowship Period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
  • Amount: $100,000

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NCI Immunotherapy Fellowship

Co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health and SITC, and made possible in part by an educational grant from EMD Serono.NCI%20Logo.png

This training program, conducted at the Center for Cancer Research in Bethesda, MD, is designed for physicians who have completed a medical oncology or related fellowship program and who seek specialized training in immunotherapy with clinical trials and clinical trial development.

    • Fellowship Period: July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018
    • Amount: Salary is based on applicable laws, regulations and policies

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For More Information

Interested in supporting a fellowship? Contact SITC Development at development@sitcancer.org or +1 414-271-2456.

Also, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more details about the SITC Fellowship Awards.