Translational Diagnostics

Translational Diagnostics Advanced Training Grant

This grant offers CAP Junior Members hands-on exposure to ways in which novel histopathology-based diagnostic assays are developed. Under the direction of Ventana’s senior director of pathology, Shalini Singh, MD, FCAP, recipients tailor their experience to explore R&D innovation, scientific and clinical affairs, digital pathology and whole slide imaging, platform and instrumentation development, and/or tissue sample management.

Funding up to $5,000 is available to support travel and living expenses during the four-week training period, which will take place in 2025. Awardees and/or their institutions should expect to cover any travel costs that exceed the amount awarded.

Review complete details about the Translational Diagnostics Advanced Training Grant.


All CAP Junior Members currently enrolled in a pathology residency program with at least one year of residency completed may apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of age, race, gender, national origin, or religion.

In addition to application process details, selection considers the candidate’s molecular pathology background and interest in molecular pathology.

Funded Up ToFocusEligibilityTimeframe
$5,000Four-week hands-on training at Ventana Medical Systems' Tucson headquarters; training focused on developing novel histopathology assaysCAP Junior Members - at least 1 year of residency completedApply by
September 10

Apply by September 10, 2024

Please include the following with your completed application:

  1. Your residency program director’s signature (invite this individual as a collaborator on your application)
  2. A letter of recommendation and documentation from your residency program director confirming that your salary and benefits will be supported during the training period.
  3. Responses to the following:
    • Describe your interest in translational diagnostic testing and how this experience will enhance your training in pathology
    • Describe any previous experience that will help you fulfill the elective’s objectives
    • Explain how you will use this experience to benefit society and the practice of pathology
    • Describe your plan for sharing your experience and the information learned with colleagues
    • Explain why you require CAP Foundation financial support and what other means of support are available to you
  4. Curriculum vitae
  5. Professional headshot for use in Foundation web and print media (Requirements: 1+ megabyte, color, professional dress, neutral background; no selfies please)

If Selected

You are required to submit the following within 30 days of completing the on-site training:

  • an overview (500-700 words) of your experience
  • a short evaluation form
  • a photo of you and Dr. Singh

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