Clinical Pathology

CP Faculty Research



To provide funds to CP faculty members for projects that will lead to peer-reviewed publications, provide opportunities to mentor trainees, and advance their academic careers.



A three-page proposal describing the project and its budget should be sent to  The proposal should include sections on:

  • Background and Significance
  • Preliminary Data (if applicable)
  • Expected results
  • Research plan, including potential pitfalls and alternative approaches
  • A detailed budget of supplies and expenses (salary support is generally not allowable)

The annual budget for new awards is $100,000. Projects are typically limited to a maximum of $20,000 support and are awarded on a rolling basis until funds are exhausted. A shortcode is provided for spending. Spending will be monitored for activity and to prevent overages. Dormant accounts (without justification) may be inactivated annually.

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Review Criteria

  • Significance to Clinical Pathology—The proposed project should seek to close a knowledge gap or address an unmet need in a sub-specialty of clinical pathology or in the discipline as a whole.

  • Potential for Publication—The main purpose of these grants is to provide funds to faculty members for projects that will lead to peer-reviewed publications that will advance their academic careers.

  • Approach—The approach should be feasible based on the budget and adequate to accomplish the proposed aim of the project. Statistical analysis should be adequate to draw conclusions based on the data. 

  • Inclusion of Trainees—In addition to supporting faculty, these awards provide an opportunity for research by house officers and other trainees, mentorship by the faculty, and publication for both.

  • Cost realism—Can a publishable study be carried out within the budget.


Review Process

  • Rolling review process:
    1. Provide initial feedback to the applicant (Goal of 2-3 week turnaround time)
    2. Applicant responds to critiques, including proposal revision if needed
    3. Final funding decision

  • Pilot or small projects (<$2000)—Can be expedited and only need a single-member review.

  • Larger budgets—Will go to the full committee.


Expectations of Awardees

  • Annual progress report (short, required)—Should be combined as an add-on to the annual report.

  • Presentation at CHAMP Research Day—Strongly encouraged!




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