2019 General Canine Health Request for Proposals

AKC Canine Health Foundation

2019 General Canine Health Request for Proposals (RFP)

The mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. CHF supports a One Health model as a  critical tool to achieve this vision and encourages a multidisciplinary approach to address the health needs of all dogs and their people.

The Foundation is focused on funding research in several of its Research Program Areas with emphasis on mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular basis of disease, prevalence and epidemiological approaches to health concerns, genetics, and clinical application of research findings for prevention and treatment of canine disease.

Proposals accepted through this RFP include all CHF research program areas excluding canine cancer, epilepsy, neurology, and reproductive conditions which have been or will be covered by specific RFPs in 2019; any proposals in canine cancer, epilepsy, neurology, or reproductive  conditions will not be accepted under this RFP.

The deadline for online applications is August 15th at 11:59 PM Eastern. Both Acorn (up to $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak (over $15,000 – $108,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) grant proposals that can be completed within the budget will be accepted for review; please contact us directly to discuss budgets greater than $108,000.

All work completed under this funding must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy.  Only eligible proposals will be considered.  Please read the eligibility requirements here.

Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Andrea Fiumefreddo, CHF Director of Programs.

Please forward this announcement to other researchers seeking funding in this area of research.

Acorn Application
Oak Application
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Previously awarded CHF grants and active research in the eligible research program areas can be found below.


Blood Disorders


Dermatology and Allergic Disease


Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health

Hepatic Disease

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Kidney and Urological Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Tick-Borne Disease

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