Research Program Areas

AKC Canine Health Foundation requests for proposals (RFPs) are categorized by Research Program Area and all grant applications must be submitted in response to specific RFPs.

2016 RFPs and Research Program Areas:

Canine Lymphoma (Closed)

Canine Copper Toxicosis (Closed)

Tick-Borne Disease (Closed)

Neurology: Epilepsy (Closed)

Juvenile Renal Disease in the Dalmatian (Closed)

Reproductive Conditions and Disease (Closed)

*To be added to our notification list for research funding opportunities, please email

All Research Program Areas:

The special topics of interest and diseases listed within each research program area may vary each year depending on the results of our annual health poll.


Bloat Initiative

Blood Disorders

Canine Athlete Initiative


Dermatology and Allergic Disease


Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health

Hepatic Disease

Immunology and Infectious Disease Request for Proposals

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Musculoskeletal Request for Proposals


Renal Disease

Reproduction Research Request for Proposals

Senior Dog Health Request for Proposals

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