Immunology and Infectious Disease Research Program RFP

Due Date: April 6, 2015

The AKC Canine Health Foundation is requesting basic science, discovery and clinical research that will aid in the prevention and treatment of infectious and allergic disease. Research including the role of immune function in the pathogenesis of disease, relevance of infection in the development and exacerbation of allergic diseases; identification of novel therapeutics and new diagnostic tests, and the role of environmental allergens and/or genetic background as risk factors for the development of allergic diseases is all considered responsive. As with all CHF research programs, 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.

Grants are requested for the following topics:

  • Food Allergy
    • Including research into skin and/or gastrointestinal manifestations of disease
  • Development of Non-Antibiotic Antibacterial Agents
    • CHF seeks to fund pilot projects that will stimulate discovery efforts and/or early-stage development of novel therapies for treatment of infections caused by bacterial pathogens of significant clinical concern that are rapidly becoming resistant to currently approved drugs. Research can include efforts to target bacterial virulence factors or transport mechanisms; identification of novel host-directed therapeutics (immunomodulators); novel biologics such as monoclonal antibodies and peptides.

Funding limit $12,000 + 8% indirects. Both pilot projects and full projects that can be completed within the budget will be accepted.


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