2020 Reproductive Conditions & Disease Request for Proposals

AKC Canine Health Foundation

2020 Reproductive Conditions & Disease Request for Proposals (RFP)

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of canine reproductive health concerns through their Reproductive Research Program Area. This program area supports research into canine reproductive tract biology, physiology, endocrinology and neuroendocrinology as it relates to reproductive health and disease. CHF is focused on funding research with an emphasis on mechanisms of and molecular basis of disease, pathophysiology, and clinical application of research findings. This request for proposals (RFP) seeks research that may address but is not limited to the following topics: male and female fertility/infertility, cryptorchidism, dystocia, infectious disease including Brucellosis, pyometra, and other disorders of the male and female reproductive tract.

The mission of 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 achieving this vision, with a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the health needs of all dogs and their people.

The deadline for online applications is Wednesday, March 18th, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Both Acorn ($15,000 maximum including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak (>$15,000 - $75,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) grant proposals that can be completed within the budget will be accepted for review.

All work completed under this funding must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy.  Funding eligibility details can be found here.

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

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

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Previously awarded CHF grants and active research in this area can be found here: Reproductive Conditions & Disease

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