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We need your support to fund research that helps dogs live longer, healthier lives.
ACORNs, one type of grant offered through the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), are of $12,000 or less (plus 8% indirect costs) for a term of 12 months or less. There is no grant cycle. Applications may be submitted at any time, and notice of award decisions will be made within 90 days of application submission.
The ACORN program is designed to allow researchers to complete small, relatively short timeframe 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.
Learn about research funding opportunites and submission procedures.
You can make contributions to support the specific areas of research that match your interests or greatest health concern.
Your help is needed with canine health research. DNA and tissue samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by certain diseases.