2022 Canine Health Topics Request for Proposals

AKC Canine Health Foundation

2022 Canine Health Topics Request for Proposals (RFP)

The mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) is to advance the health of all dogs and their owners by funding sound scientific research and supporting the dissemination of health information to prevent, treat and cure canine disease. CHF supports a One Health model as a critical tool to achieving this vision, with a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the health needs of all dogs and their people.

The Foundation is focused on funding innovative research in canine health with emphasis on genetics, mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular basis of disease, prevalence and epidemiological approaches to health concerns, clinical application of research findings, and topics related to life stages, society, population health, preventive medicine, and/or emerging issues. Other areas could address the human-animal bond; including but not limited to veterinary social work, dog assisted interventions, or improving collaboration among private for-profit and non-profit veterinary service providers.

Proposals accepted through this RFP include all CHF research program areas with the exception of vector-borne diseases, which have recently been covered by a specific RFP in 2022 and therefore will not be accepted for scientific review as part of this RFP. Collaborative studies are encouraged.

The deadline for online applications is Thursday, August 18th, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Both Acorn (up to $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak (over $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) grant proposals that can be completed within the budget will be accepted for review. On average, CHF studies are $50,000 and two years in length.

Please contact chfgrants@akcchf.org as soon as possible if you have you have administrative, scientific, or budgetary questions.

Application guidelines and an updated proposal template can be found here to help ensure all required elements of each application are complete prior to online submission. All work completed under this funding must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy and eligibility requirements.

Investigators are encouraged to contact us regarding suitability of proposals. Inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to Programs Staff at chfgrants@akcchf.org or the following contacts listed below.

Jennifer MacLeay, MBA, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Chief Scientific Officer
Email: jmm@akcchf.org

Andrea Fiumefreddo, MS
VP of Programs & Operations
Email: arf@akcchf.org

Please forward this announcement to other researchers seeking funding in this area of research.

***Please note a new application template has been released.  All templates can be referenced here. Use the application links below to submit your proposal online.***

Acorn Application – studies up to $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs.
Oak Application for this RFP, studies greater than $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs.
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