Endocrinology Research Program RFP
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of diseases of the endocrine system through the Endocrinology Research Program. This program supports research into the genetic and epigenetic cause of disease; therapeutic applications of stem cells; novel imaging technologies with diagnostic and prognostic utility; biomarker development and the identification of potential therapeutics to treat endocrine disorders. As with all research program areas, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach discovery research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than genomic research approaches working in isolation. Regenerative Medicine research is strongly supported by the Endocrinology Research Program.
Key canine health problems addressed by this research program include, but are not limited to:
- Hypoadrenocorticism (Addison's disease)
- Hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing's disease)
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Atypical Hyperadrenocorticism
- Obesity (also see General Canine Health RFP)
The AKC Canine Health Foundation is not currently accepting grant applications in this research program area.
Please read an open letter to applicants concerning changes to our grant process from previous cycles.
Help Future Generations of Dogs
Participate in canine health research by providing samples or by enrolling in a clinical trial. Samples are needed from healthy dogs and dogs affected by specific diseases.