Global Pathology Award

The CAP Foundation’s Global Pathology Award was created to improve global health and the science and expansion of pathology and pathology services. It offers up to $10,000 USD in funding to support impactful, sustainable, and accretive global (international) projects that develop, expand, and sustain the delivery of pathology services through education/training, patient care, laboratory quality, or enhanced technology and laboratory diagnostics.

The award provides funding to support organizations and individuals who are working with limited budgets and have active programs promoting pathology services in under-resourced areas across the globe.

Applications will be reviewed for merit and alignment of the project goals with the intent of the award. Focus areas may include innovative community health, public education, or service initiatives aimed at:

  • Supporting the provision of technical guidance and support for labs regarding selection of lab tests, supplies, and equipment.
  • Helping laboratory sites with development of standard operating procedures, budgets, evaluating current capacity, and expansion plans.
  • Upgrading pathology technologies to meet quality and international standards.
  • Strengthening systems to appropriately operate and maintain the laboratory, eg, initiatives such as the Stepwise Laboratory Improvement Process Towards Accreditation program.
  • Continuing education of pathologists, residents, and laboratory staff to build local pathology capacity.
  • Supporting the practice of anatomic and/or clinical pathology, including the expansion of services, through innovative programs.
  • Networking with professionals on international pathology or laboratory quality issues via outlets like exploratory meetings and forums.


The following individuals/groups are encouraged to apply:

  • Global pathology/health care organizations—preference to 501c3 organizations in the US or charitable non-profit organizations outside the US
  • Pathologists actively engaged in providing the science and expansion of pathology and pathology services in under resourced areas across the globe
  • CAP Fellows or CAP International Fellows (CAP membership preferred but not required)

Applicants unable to meet any of these components are not eligible to apply for funding. Additionally, currently serving members of the CAP Foundation Board of Directors, Foundation committee members, CAP Board members, or candidates for elected CAP or CAP Foundation office are not eligible to serve as the principal investigator for this award.

To Apply

The following materials are required to apply:

  1. Application form
  2. A project proposal, to include:
    1. Project title
    2. Project executive summary (one page)
    3. Detailed project narrative delineating goals and how they support building, sustaining, and expanding the delivery of pathology services and its impact on patient care (max 3,000 words)
    4. Detailed budget (exclusions include funding for personal travel and indirect expenses)
    5. Confirmation that the project may be completed in one to two years
  3. A letter from the sponsoring institution (eg, identifying where the investigator practices and their governmental or nongovernmental organization) granting permission to pursue the project, if an award is bestowed
  4. Curriculum vitae (also include your team members’ CVs; limit to five pages , biographical sketch format acceptable)
  5. Professional head shot to be used in web and print media for award recognition (photo requirements: 1+ megabyte, color, professional dress, neutral background; no selfies please)

Applications for funding are due by Friday, June 30, 2023, at 5 PM CT.

If Selected

Activation of the award is planned to occur as early as six weeks after application submission (subject to receipt of required assurances).

Award recipients are required to prepare a series of reports:

  • An interim report is due six (6) months after project initiation.
  • Annual reports up to two years are required. The final report (after a maximum of 24 months) is due and must be comprehensive, outlining accomplishments toward the award aims. A final report in a manuscript format suitable for submission to the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine is preferred but not required. If the Archives editors reject the paper, the author is free to submit to other journals.

Additional Information and Questions

All award reviewers are required to complete and submit a conflict-of-interest form in addition to disclosing any actual, potential, or perceived conflicts of interest that may exist during the review process.

Note: The CAP Foundation reserves the right to NOT confer a grant or award in any given year.

All correspondence with the CAP Foundation regarding this grant will be in English and the preferred method of contact is via email. If needed, telephone and voicemail are available at +001-847-832-7931.