University of Michigan Pathology Alumni Society (UMPAS) - AJF

University of Michigan Pathology Alumni Society (UMPAS) - AJF Resident Travel Grants

The Society:  The A. James French Society of Pathologists was established in 1987 to honor Dr. French's lifelong commitment to teaching and guidance of residents and his leadership in the field of Pathology. Membership is available to pathologists and trainees who have a professional connection to Dr. French and/or to the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan. 

UMPAS/AJF Travel Grants:  In 2014 the Board of Directors of the Society approved the development of Travel Grants to supplement the Academic Funds provided by the Department to pathology residents for the purpose of attending professional meetings at which they are presenting abstracts or otherwise participating.  Three grants of up to $1500 each, subject to actual travel expenses, are available annually.  Should other donations be made to the department for resident travel, these gifts will be added to available funds. 


  • A resident who wishes to apply for a UMPAS/AJF Travel Grant must provide a letter addressed to the President of the Society and the Residency Program Director outlining:
    • The meeting or course that the resident wishes to attend.
    • The purpose of attending the meeting (presentation of research, access to specialized training).
    • The cost of attending the meeting or course.
    • The remaining Academic Funds available to the resident.
    • Any other information that the fellow believes is relevant to the Society’s decision.
  • The President and Program Director will jointly make decisions regarding grant approval.
  • The Program Director will inform the resident of the decision within two weeks of receipt of the letter.
  • Processing for reimbursement will be as follows:
    • Submit to Program Director for approval and submission to administrative office of UMPAS/AJF.
    • UMPAS/AJF will reimburse the resident and retain all travel receipts for audit purposes.

Acknowledgment of Grant

If a presentation is part of the travel, a resident receiving a UMPAS/AJF Travel Grant is expected to acknowledge the grant by adding a statement of the support on a poster, at the end of a presentation, or some similar manner.

March 2018