Society for Pediatric Pathology

Grants and Awards

Resident Recruitment Award


The Society for Pediatric Pathology established the Resident Recruitment Award to encourage residents to consider a career in pediatric pathology.

To identify interested candidates and involve them in the SPP through the Fall Meeting of the Society and its publications.

Nature of the Award (one award will be given in 2017):

  • Travel, registration, and lodging expenses to attend the 2017 Fall SPP Meeting in Denver, CO (September 7-10, 2017).
  • Poster presentation of award-winning submission
  • Lunch with "Legends in Pediatric Pathology" (lunch at the Fall Meeting with well-known pediatric pathologists)

An applicant must be a resident in an ACGME-approved Anatomic or Clinical Pathology program as of July 1, 2017. Prior recipients of this award are not eligible.

All applications must consist of a one page (additional pages will be discarded) review of an original paper published in the peer-reviewed literature and pertinent to the field of pediatric or perinatal pathology. The winner will be selected based on the applicant's understanding of the paper's findings, limitations, and diagnostic and/or therapeutic relevance. The review should highlight unique aspects of pediatric pathology exemplified by the paper, and how these relate to the applicant's training/career goals. A complete application should include:

  1. The single-page entry (4 copies).
  2. A letter of support from the applicant's Residency Director to confirm the applicant will be a resident in Anatomic or Clinical Pathology in the 2017-2018 academic year and that he/she would be allowed to attend the meeting, if selected.
  3. A cover letter that indicates the resident's name, address, email address, phone number, residency program, and year of residency. Also please indicate whether or not your contact information can be distributed to Pediatric Pathology fellowship programs.

Selection Process:
Complete applications must be received no later than June 23, 2017. They will be judged by the members of the Research/Awards Committee for their creativity, composition, content and how well they reflect unique or special aspects of Pediatric Pathology. Awardees will be notified by July 14, 2017.

Applications should be either e-mailed or mailed to:

Society for Pediatric Pathology
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th floor
New York, NY 10017
Deadline: June 23, 2017