Posted March 5, 2009
(Supported By: CAP Foundation, Abbott Molecular, BioImagene, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Sakura, Sysmex)
Residents and those in fellowships are finding it increasingly difficult to find financial resources to do basic science and clinical research projects due, in large part, to lack of funding at many institutions.
To address this issue, the Programs Committee is proposing a one-year pilot program entitled “Resident Research Grant Program” (RRGP). As an organization whose mission encompasses ‘supporting activities that improve the science, delivery of pathology services, and innovative research ideas of pathologists,’ the College of American Pathologists Foundation (CAP Foundation) has an opportunity to support pathology trainees who are attempting to advance scientific knowledge as well as their own professional development.
The Resident Research Grant Program is designed to encourage pathology residents and fellows to perform Anatomic Pathology and/or Laboratory Medicine research during their training. The program provides a grant up to $2,500 to help them conduct research projects with a focus on the stated mission of the Foundation, namely emerging technologies and translational research. This grant enables young investigators to engage in research by providing support for up to one year. The goals of the program are to advance productive investigations and identify talent in pathology.