Application deadline is November 1.
The Charles Capen Trainee Award given by the International Academy of Toxicologic Pathology (IATP) and the Society of Toxicologic Pathology (STP) recognizes Dr. Charles Capen and his legacy as a researcher, teacher, and mentor to the pathology and toxicology communities spanning more than four decades. Dr. Capen was recognized worldwide as an exceptional leader in veterinary and biomedical research. He was a highly regarded mentor to numerous graduate students and postdoctoral scientists. His students and trainees are now leaders throughout academia, government and industry.

The awardee will receive a $2,000 monetary award to further their training and education in the field of toxicologic pathology. In addition, complimentary STP student membership for the following year will be provided to qualified student awardees. To qualify for student membership, individuals must be enrolled full time or part time in a professional veterinary or medical training program, or a graduate degree, residency or postdoctoral training program. The awardee will be recognized during the Awards and Recognition Ceremony at the STP Annual Symposium. Applicants are required to submit a published (or accepted for publication) manuscript from a peer-reviewed journal consisting of original work involving clinical or experimental research that relates to toxicologic pathology.

Eligible trainees are individuals working on an academic degree, or in a training or residency program, in the field of experimental or toxicologic pathology or a related discipline (to include, but not limited to, veterinary students, pathology residents [veterinary or medical] and/or MS or PhD students). Candidates who have recently completed (within 6 months of the application deadline) their graduate studies are also eligible, but must have been enrolled in a program at the time the data were collected. Attendance at the STP Annual Symposium in the year the award is presented is required. The Charles Capen Award is based on a published first-author manuscript within the past year or a currently accepted manuscript in the field of toxicological pathology, as well as on a letter of recommendation, personal statement, and CV. A poster submission is optional. Please see specific instructions below on how to apply.

How to Apply:

  1. Fill out application online. Be prepared to submit the items below as part of the application.
    1. Ask your faculty advisor or a faculty member who is familiar with your work to submit a letter of nomination summarizing your qualifications. This letter should include confirmation that you are the primary author, and that you had a significant role in the generation and interpretation for the majority of the work presented and in the manuscript preparation.
    2. Submit published manuscript of your original work involving clinical or experimental research that relates to experimental or toxicologic pathology. The quality of the manuscript, including the scientific content and impact of the research, is critical to the judging process. Other factors for consideration include experimental design, interpretation of the data, novelty of the research, and written communication skills.
    3. Submit your Curriculum Vitae.
Applicants should complete the application form with manuscript, manuscript details, personal statement, nomination letter of support, letters of recommendation and Curriculum Vitae. The deadline for submission is November 1 by 5:00 pm ET to be considered for the current annual award cycle.