Research Program Areas

AKC Canine Health Foundation requests for proposals (RFPs) are categorized by Research Program Area and all grant applications must be submitted in response to specific RFPs. All grant proposals must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals policy.

Active Requests for Proposals

2021 Cardiology (closes March 25th)

2021 Ophthalmology (closes March 25th)

2022 Theriogenology Residency (closes May 20th)


Upcoming Requests for Proposals 

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AKC Canine Health Foundation requests for proposals remain open for 2 months after they are released.

Tick-Borne Disease


Closed Requests for Proposals

2020 Reproductive Conditions and Disease

2020 Dental Disease

2020 Dermatology and Allergic Disease

2020 Vector-Borne Disease

2021 Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program

2020 Canine Cancer

2020 Selected Canine Health Topics (Endocrinology, Gastrointestinal Disease, Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease)

2020 Epilepsy

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All Research Program Areas


Blood Disorders


Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program

Dermatology and Allergic Disease



Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health

Hepatic Disease

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Kidney and Urological Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Oncology - General

Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma

Oncology - Lymphoma

Oncology - Osteosarcoma


Reproductive Conditions

Theriogenology Residency Program

Tick-Borne Disease

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