General Canine Health RFP
The AKC Canine Health Foundation supports basic and clinical research into general canine health and well-being through its General Health Research Program Area. Subjects of emphasis within this program include genetics, mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular basis of disease, and clinical application of research findings to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of canine diseases. Collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than investigators working in isolation. The AKC Canine Health Foundation embraces a "One-Health" translational approach to investigations for comparative medicine that will benefit both dogs and their people.
Funding is available to address diseases that impact the health of Miniature Schnauzers, but need not be limited to this breed alone. Proposals should include specific information on the relevance of the proposal to the Miniature Schnauzer breed, e.g., actual or estimated disease prevalence in Miniature Schnauzers and/or possible genetic mechanisms of the disease in this breed.
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Both Acorn ($15,000 maximum including 8% indirect costs) and Oak ($100,000 maximum including 8% indirect costs) grant proposals that can be completed within the budget will be accepted. All studies must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy.
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.