General Canine Health
AKC Canine Health Foundation
2018 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 achieving this vision, with a multidisciplinary approach to addressing 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 genetics, mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular basis of disease, prevalence and epidemiological approaches to health concerns, and clinical application of research findings.
Proposals accepted through this RFP include all CHF research program areas with the exception of epilepsy, tick-borne disease, and canine atopy which have previously been covered by specific RFPs in 2018. Any proposals in the aforementioned program areas will not be accepted for scientific review.
The deadline for online applications is Friday October 5th, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Both Acorn (up to $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak (over $15,000 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.
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.
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