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This Request for Proposals (RFP), issued jointly by the Golden Retriever Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation, invites grant applications for investigator-initiated Research Projects in the area of canine Hemangiosarcoma or Lymphoma research. Both parent organizations are collaborating in this funding effort in order to increase the likelihood that we will achieve two critical goals: 1) Identification of genomic, epigenomic, proteomic or transcriptomic markers of disease that will aid in the early identification and/or prevention of canine cancer, and 2) Identification or development of therapeutics that will significantly enhance survival and quality of life for dogs with cancer.
This RFP is soliciting integrated, multi-project research programs involving multiple, independent investigators who will share intellectual and physical resources in order to work towards a unified scientific goal. In order to be considered responsive to this RFP, the grant application must have a well-defined unifying research theme and must include at least three component projects. Each individual project must be a scientifically meritorious research effort on its own, with individual projects clearly interrelated and synergistic so that the ideas, efforts, and outcomes of the program project as a whole will offer a distinct advantage over pursuing the individual projects separately. As such, it is strongly encouraged that the research takes a multi-disciplinary approach.
This joint initiative between the Golden Retriever Foundation and the AKC Canine Health Foundation reflects our ongoing commitment to identification of the genetic, molecular, and cellular determinants of cancer susceptibility, as well as the identification of novel, effective treatment modalities for canine cancer.
Therefore, this RFP invites coordinated research programs in any of the broad areas of cancer research, including but not limited to studies of cancer biology, cancer treatment, cancer diagnosis, cancer prevention, and cancer control. Basic, translational and clinical studies in any of these research areas will be considered responsive.
May 15, 2012 - RFP is active
August 1, 2012 - Letter of Intent Due
October 8, 2012 - Invitations to submit full proposals will be mailed
February 11, 2013 - Full Proposals due
May 15, 2013 - Funding decisions announced
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Your help is needed with canine health research. DNA and tissue samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by certain diseases.