Leadership Development Award

Among the CAP Foundation’s most enduring programs, the Leadership Development Award introduces pathology residents to the specialty’s issues and leadership opportunities. This award provides funding to cover travel expenses up to $1,200 to attend the CAP Residents Forum or CAP Policy meeting. The Leadership Development award enhances each recipient’s education and experience on issues challenging the practice of pathology. The CAP Foundation acknowledges winners of the Leadership Development award at the CAP annual meeting.


All CAP Junior Members may apply. All applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.

Applicants should have authorization from their institution to attend the meetings. Awardees and/or their institutions should expect to cover any travel costs that exceed the amount awarded.

Award must be fulfilled prior to converting to CAP Fellow membership.

Following meeting attendance, awardees are required to submit a photo, a 250-word summary of their experience, and a short evaluation form.

CAP Foundation acknowledges the winners of the leadership development award annually.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$1,200Travel to attend the fall or spring Residents Forum meetings and / or the annual CAP Policy meeting to enhance education and experience on issues challenging the pathology specialty.CAP Junior MembersApply by February 3

To Apply

Submit the following materials:

  1. Foundation common grant application
  2. All materials, as directed, on the application
  3. An essay of up to 750 words discussing interest in developing leadership skills, including interest in health policy as it influences pathology and patient care, and why this award is essential to you

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