Acorn Funding Opportunities
Small Grants for Quick Results
Acorns, one type of grant offered through the Canine Health Foundation, are awarded for $15,000 or less (plus 8% indirect costs) for a term of 18 months or less.
The Acorn program is designed to allow researchers to complete small, relatively short time frame projects, test research hypotheses, and/or generate preliminary data for possible future grant proposals as larger scale or longer term studies. Payments for Acorn grants are made in two equal payments upon the start of the grant and upon completion. A progress report is required to be submitted at the completion of the project. The final payment is dependent on the timely submission and approval of progress report.
Please check back for 2016 Acorn Research Program Area Requests for Proposals
Typically, grants will be reviewed and decisions will be announced within 30 days of submission due date.
Guidelines for Acorn Application
- Learn about the Foundation's mission and priorities before you begin.
- Take note of previously funded CHF Grants
- Be sure you are not applying for Items Ineligible for Funding
- Carefully read the specific RFP that is most appropriate for your grant application
- Carefully read the Acorn Application Instructions
- Read the Notice for Genetic Researchers and Notice for Oncology Researchers
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.