Leadership Development

Leadership Development Award

Among the CAP Foundation’s most enduring programs, the Leadership Development Award introduces pathology residents and CAP Fellows in practice 1–5 years to the specialty’s issues and leadership opportunities at the institutional, local, state, and national levels. The award enhances each recipient’s education and experience on issues challenging the practice of pathology.

Eligibility

Spring Cycle

All CAP Junior Members may apply for a travel award to attend the Spring Residents Forum or the Pathologists Leadership Summit.

Fall Cycle

All CAP Junior Members may apply for a travel award to attend the Fall Residents Forum or the Engaged Leadership Academy.

Fellows in practice 1–5 years may apply for a travel award to attend the Engaged Leadership Academy.

All applicants for both cycles will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.

To Apply

Please include the following with your completed application:

  1. The signature of your residency program director or department chair (invite this individual as a collaborator on your application)
  2. An essay of up to 750 words discussing*:
    1. Your interest in leadership, professional development, and/or health policy and how this interest enhances your ability to articulate your value as a pathologist
    2. Your goals for attending the meeting
    3. Your plan to share and apply knowledge gained
    4. Why the award is essential to you, the applicant
    5. Why you require foundation financial support
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Professional headshot for use in Foundation web and print media (Requirements: 1+ megabyte, color, professional dress, neutral background; no selfies please)
  5. Letter of recommendation from your residency program director or department chair discussing:
    1. How you would benefit from receiving this award
    2. Your demonstration of leadership skills along with your interest in/knowledge of the issues facing the field of pathology

*Applicants that do not address the above items in their application essay will not be considered.

Spring Cycle – Junior Members

Funding to cover travel expenses of up to $1,200 is available for pathology residents to attend the CAP Spring Residents Forum (March 11, 2023, New Orleans) or the Pathologists Leadership Summit (April 13–18, 2023, Washington, DC). Each awardee will be paired with a mentor.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$1,200Attend the Spring Residents Forum Meeting or the Pathologists Leadership Summit to enhance education and experience on issues challenging the pathology specialtyCAP Junior MembersApply by December 1

Fall Cycle – Junior Members

Funding is available to cover one of the following:

  • Travel expenses of up to $1,200 to attend the Fall CAP Residents Forum, taking place on October 7, 2023, in Chicago
  • A registration fee of $300 for the Engaged Leadership Academy (ELA), a professional development and leadership course taking place in Rosemont, Illinois, November 2023. Additional details will be posted as they become available.
Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$1,200Travel to attend the Fall Residents Forum Meeting to enhance education and experience on issues challenging the pathology specialtyCAP Junior MembersApply by May 3
$300Registration fee to attend the Engaged Leadership Academy to prepare to engage on issues facing the pathology specialty CAP Junior Members Apply by May 3

Fall Cycle – Fellows

Funding is available for CAP Fellows in practice 1–5 years to cover the $300 registration for the ELA (see Junior Members description for details).

Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$300Registration fee to attend the Engaged Leadership Academy to prepare to engage on issues facing the pathology specialty CAP Fellows in practice 1–5 yearsApply by June 30

If Selected

Awardees are required to submit a short evaluation form within 10 days of meeting attendance.

The CAP Foundation may also communicate the bestowing of this award and content from your evaluation form for promotional purposes with CAP members and donors via the Foundation website, social media channels, newsletter, or annual report.