Update March 8, 2010
Grants up to $2,500 for one year are intended to support research projects during the residency or fellowship. The recipient’s institution is expected to contribute benefits and overhead costs and may provide a support supplement. Assurance must be given that facilities and direct support sufficient for the work proposed by the applicant will be provided throughout the term of the grant. The grant is made to the resident/fellow, not the institution. It may, with cause, be terminated at any time. A progress report on work performed is required at the grant period midpoint (six months) and a final report is due upon the completion of the grant.
Applications will be accepted only from pathology residents (PGY-2 and up) and those doing a pathology fellowship. Resident Grant research projects must be completed within one year. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.
- All applications must be submitted using the CAP Foundation Resident Research Grant Program Application Form (PDF, 61 K) (Word, 170 K). Failure to do so will result in the rejection of the application. Please refer to the application form for specific instructions.
- Candidates should clearly describe how their proposed studies will contribute to their professional development and enhance the practice and scientific basis of pathology. In addition, candidates should describe how the proposed research project is applicable to pathology practice and specifically to the Foundation’s mission, which supports emerging technologies and translational research.
- Candidates must be nominated by a senior academic officer at the sponsoring institution and are expected to designate an individual, such as a faculty member, who will serve as a sponsor at the institution and with whom they will be associated while performing the proposed work.
- Completed applications must be postmarked by the deadline date.
Page limit for the Research Plan is eight pages excluding references. Attachments essential to the review of the application are permitted but should be kept to a minimum. The Research Plan should include the following:
- Specific Aims
- Background and Significance
- Preliminary Studies
- Research Design and Methods
- Literature Cited
- Appendix (if necessary)
Applications will be reviewed and evaluated through the usual grants review process by the Programs Committee. Factors to be considered include: the scientific merit of the proposed project, the potential future applicability of the research to pathology practice and the likelihood that significant progress can be achieved within a year of the grant.
A progress report on work performed is required at the grant period midpoint (six months) and a final report is due within one month of completion of the grant. The Programs Committee will monitor the progress of each project. The Committee will also assess the merit of the Program at the conclusion of the one year funding cycle and provide a report to the Board of Directors at its first meeting and following the receipt of all final projects.
Funded applications are required to submit the research project for consideration as a poster presentation at a national meeting (e.g. CAP10). Acknowledgement of the funding by the CAP Foundation must be included on all presentation and publications of the funded project.