Ophthalmology Program RFP
Through the Ophthalmology Research Program Area, the AKC Canine Health Foundation will support basic and clinical research into diseases of the canine eye. Areas of emphasis within this program area include genetics, mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular interactions important to the eye, and clinical application of research findings to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the eye and visual system. 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.
Grant proposals are requested, with priority for the following topics:
- Progressive Retinal Atrophy
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Both Acorn ($15,000 maximum including 8% indirect costs) and Oak ($40,000 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.