Pigmentary Uveitis RFP

AKC Canine Health Foundation

Pigmentary Uveitis Request for Proposals


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is currently accepting research grant applications to study pigmentary uveitis in Golden Retrievers.

Pigmentary Uveitis is a disorder that is observed predominantly in the Golden Retriever breed.  Signs of the disease often present clinically in senior dogs; this late onset of clinical signs means that dogs may be used in breeding programs before they are diagnosed.

CHF is seeking proposals to further understand the identification, prevalence, and inheritance of pigmentary uveitis in the Golden Retriever dog. Outcomes of the research should address early identification of pigmentary uveitis for informed breeding, effective treatment, and/or prevention of blindness, cataracts, and glaucoma caused by the progression of this disease.  Additional desirable outcomes include identification of “at risk” dogs paired with effective strategies to prevent or reduce the risk of disease development.

The due date for applications is Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by 11:59PM EDT. Both Acorn ($15,000 maximum including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak (over $15,000 - $90,000, 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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