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

 Topic  Open Date  Application Deadline
 Aging Canine Medicine  Open - APPLY NOW!  June 15, 2023 at 11:59PM ET
 Infectious Diseases/One Health    Open - APPLY NOW!  July 20, 2023 at 11:59PM ET

 Upcoming Requests for Proposals

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AKC Canine Health Foundation requests for proposals (RFP) remain open for 2-3 months after they are released. Upcoming 2023 RFP topics with estimated release and close dates are listed below.

 Topic  Open Date  Application Deadline
 Selected Canine Health Topics – TBD  Mid-June 2023  Mid-August 2023
 Epilepsy/Neurology   Mid-July 2023  Late October 2023


Closed Requests for Proposals

 Topic  Open Date  Application Deadline
 Influence of Microbiome on Canine Health & Disease  CLOSED  January 19, 2023 at 11:59PM ET
 Preventive & Early Intervention Medicine CLOSED  March 23, 2023 at 11:59PM ET
 Active Dog Wellness CLOSED  April 15, 2023 at 11:59PM ET
Theriogenology Residency Program CLOSED May 18, 2023 at 11:59PM ET

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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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