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Research Program Areas

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

For more information about Research Program Areas and other changes to the application process for 2015 please read an open letter to applicants and view a presentation on how to be successful in writing a grant to the AKC Canine Health Foundation.

2015 Active Acorn RFPs

Immunology and Infectious Disease Request for Proposals
Due Date: April 6, 2015

Reproduction Research Request for Proposals
Due Date: May 4, 2015

Senior Dog Health Request for Proposals
Due Date: June 1, 2015

Musculoskeletal Request for Proposals
Due Date: July 7, 2015

2015 Active Special Emphasis RFPs

Musculoskeletal Research Program Area
Special Emphasis: Patellar Luxation
Due Date: May 18, 2015

Neurology Research Program Area
Special Emphasis: Degenerative Myelopathy
Due Date: May 18, 2015

Oncology Research Program Area
Due Date: May 18, 2015

2015 Inactive Program Areas:

CHF expects these areas of emphasis to cycle back into active calls for proposals as currently funded grants close. The special topics of interest and diseases listed within each research program area vary each year depending on the results of our annual health poll.

Behavior

Bloat Initiative

Blood Disorders

Canine Athlete Initiative

Cardiology

Dermatology and Allergic Disease

Endocrinology

Epilepsy

Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health

Hepatic Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Ophthalmology

Renal Disease

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