John H. Rippey Grant for Laboratory Quality Assurance

The John H. Rippey Grant for Laboratory Quality Assurance provides funding of up to $10,000 for innovative projects related to quality assurance, quality improvement in pathology, or patient safety that result in improved patient care. This grant honors the memory of John H. Rippey, MD, an advocate of the CAP who was devoted to improving laboratory quality assurance.

The CAP Foundation may communicate project results via our newsletters and/or annual reports.

Eligibility

Open to all CAP members. Applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, or national origin.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibiltyTimeframe
$10,000Provides funding for innovative projects related to laboratory quality assurance, quality improvement in pathology, or patient safety that result in improved patient care.CAP MembersApply by November 11

To Apply

Submit the following materials along with your application:

  1. A project proposal, to include:
    • Project title
    • Project executive summary
    • Detailed project narrative delineating goals and impact on the specialty of pathology and patient care (max 2,500 words)
    • Detailed budget
    • Confirmation that the project can be completed in one year
    • A letter from your department chair or residency program director granting you permission to pursue the project, if a grant is awarded.
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A headshot or photo of you with your full project team

If Selected

Grant recipients are required to prepare a series of reports:

  • An interim report is due six months after project initiation.
  • A final report is due one year after project initiation and must be in a form suitable for submission to the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. If the Archives editors reject the paper, the author is free to submit the report to other journals.

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