American Kennel Club / AKC Canine Health Foundation / Theriogenology Foundation

2025 Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program

Request for Proposals


Working together, the American Kennel Club (AKC), AKC Canine Health Foundation (AKCCHF), and Theriogenology Foundation (TF) invite proposals from Theriogenology training programs to support a residency position focused on canine reproductive health and reproduction.

AKC/AKCCHF/TF are dedicated to investing in tomorrow’s veterinarians who specialize in the medical and surgical management, treatment, and research of canine reproductive health and disease, and clinical genetics. This award also promotes the health of purebred and purpose-bred dogs. 

To support this commitment, AKC/AKCCHF/TF seek applications from residency programs to fund a canine-focused, traditional track resident matriculating in 2025. Applications must be from United States veterinary schools with an active residency program approved by the American College of Theriogenologists (ACT). Applicants must demonstrate their ability to successfully prepare candidates for board certification by the ACT, which includes mentorship, educational training, clinical competencies, appropriate caseload, and research support. Rigorous training in canine clinical genetics is encouraged.

Research Focus Areas

Investigators are encouraged to submit proposals in the following research program area(s): Residency Program Area (Theriogenology & Sports Medicine)

Project Budget

Applications up to $150,000 (including 8% maximum indirect costs) for the total budget of the entire residency will be accepted for review.

Project Period

Since the nature and scope of proposed projects vary, the duration of awards also varies. Both two- and three-year resident training programs are eligible.

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.

Eligibility and Evaluation Criteria

Approved programs must meet standards to prepare candidates to fulfill credentialing requirements for board certification by the American College of Theriogenology.

Instructions can be found on the Grant Submission and Report Template webpage and must be followed. Conformance to application requirements is enforced, and submissions that do not comply may be declined or delayed. Projects must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy and eligibility requirements. While not required, applicants are strongly encouraged to fully address the suggested criteria provided in blue font in the application template.

Funding decisions are expected by August 1, 2024.


Administrative and scientific inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to Programs Staff at or the appropriate contacts listed below.

Stephanie Montgomery, DVM, PhD, DACVP
Chief Executive Officer

Andrea Fiumefreddo, MS
Chief Operating Officer




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