The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) Fellowships program was established through the Forward Fund to support the development of early career scientists in the field to cultivate the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts. Since 2014, SITC has committed more than $4 million in fellowships to deserving early career investigators.Become a SITC member today or renew your membership to be eligible for funding and award opportunities. Please check back periodically as additional funding opportunities may be added.
Applications Accepted Now Through September 15, 2021 • Fellowship Begins July 2022
Conducted at the NCI's Center for Cancer Research in Bethesda, Md., this 1-year program allows the fellow to have exposure to multiple clinical immunotherapeutic approaches and also to key opinion leaders in the field of clinical immunotherapy. This fellowship provides opportunities to understand how to design, write and run clinical trials, how to treat patients, how manage toxicities, as well as opportunities to work with multiple experimental agents.
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The SITC Forward Fund is pleased to announce the recipients of 2021 SITC Fellowships and Technology Awards, to support the next generation of cancer immunotherapy and tumor immunology experts through dedicated funding of impactful research.
The SITC Fellowships and Technology Awards were established through the Forward Fund to support the development of early career investigators in the field to cultivate the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts. Since 2014, SITC has committed more than $5 million in funding to deserving investigators with industry partnerships
The fellowship and technology award recipients will be honored during a ceremony at the society’s 36th Annual Meeting.
The 2021 SITC Fellowships recipients are:
SITC-Bristol Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Cancer Immunotherapy Translational FellowshipRecipient: Karlo Perica, MD, PhDInstitution: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Project Title: “Allogeneic CAR T Cell Therapy: Overcoming Host-Versus-Graft Immunity”Award Amount: $200,000 (two-year)
SITC-Amgen Cancer Immunotherapy in Hematologic Malignancies FellowshipRecipient: Benjamin Goldenson, MD, PhDInstitution: University of California, San Diego Project Title: “Chimeric Antigen Receptor Natural Killer Cells for the Treatment of Acute Myeloid Leukemia”Award Amount: $100,000 (one-year)
SITC-AstraZeneca Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Clinical FellowshipRecipient: Biagio Ricciuti, MDInstitution: Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteProject Title: “Dissecting the genomic correlates of response and acquired resistance to PD-(L)1 inhibition in non-small cell lung cancer”Award Amount: $100,000 (one-year)
SITC-Nektar Therapeutics Equity and Inclusion in Cancer Immunotherapy FellowshipRecipient: Elen Torres, PhDInstitution: Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MITProject Title: “The role of tumor cell-intrinsic Sox2 in the anti-tumor immune response in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)”Award Amount: $50,000 (one-year)
2021 NCI Immunotherapy FellowshipRecipient: Nicholas Tschernia, MDInstitution: University of North Carolina at Chapel HillAward: Co-Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and SITC, made possible in part by an educational grant from EMD Serono. This 1-year program allows the fellow to have exposure to multiple clinical immunotherapeutic approaches and also to key opinion leaders in the field of clinical immunotherapy. Click here for more information on this fellowship.
The 2021 SITC Technology Award recipients are:
SITC-Akoya Spatial Phenotyping AwardRecipient: Laura Donovan, PhDInstitution: University College London, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child HealthProject Title: “The genomic and spatial hierarchy of primary and recurrent tumour ecosystems”Award: Access to Akoya’s Opal MOTiF™ immuno-oncology panels and the Vectra® Polaris whole-slide multiplex immunofluorescence platform
SITC-NanoString Technologies Spatial Profiling AwardRecipient: Pauline Hamon, PhDInstitution: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount SinaiProject Title: “Characterization of the molecular and spatial diversity of macrophages in HCC to resolve tumor resistance to immunotherapy”Award: Access to NanoString Technologies’ GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP)
This year’s SITC Fellowships and Technology Awards were made possible through the generosity of Akoya BioSciences, Amgen, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol Myers Squibb, NanoString Technologies, Nektar Therapeutics.
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