2024 Awarded Grants

Our new grants for 2024 are listed below.  Please see our Research Grants Portfolio for a full list of our active grants.
To support one of these grants, or any of the research program areas, please visit our website or use our donation form. If you would like to discuss research support opportunities, please email chfgrants@akcchf.org.



 Research Program


Characterizing Potential Novel CIRD Pathogen and CIRD Microbiome Perturbations

Lung and Respiratory Disease


Efficacy and Safety of Ripasudil and Nicotinamide for Canine Corneal Endothelial Dystrophy



Screening for Genetic Variants Using Whole Exome Sequencing in Dogs with Protein-losing Enteropathy

Gastrointestinal Disease


Clinical Characteristics and Heritability of Idiopathic Epilepsy in the Otterhound Breed: A Survey-based Study

Epilepsy Initiative


Improving Safety by Utilizing a Hypotensive Prediction Index (HPI) Computer to Predict Hypotension in Dogs Undergoing General Anesthesia

General Canine Health


Mechanisms of Immunotolerance in Canine Oral Melanoma: An Opportunity for Comparative Approaches



Comparison of Clorazepate and Levetiracetam as Pulse Therapy for the In-Home Management of Cluster Seizures in Dogs with Idiopathic Epilepsy: A Pilot Study

Epilepsy Initiative


Early Genetic Markers of Histiocytic Sarcoma for Faster Diagnosis and More Effective Treatment



Combining Traditional and Multiomic Approaches to Reveal the Cause and Mechanisms of Canine Dysautonomia



Comparison of Genomic Mutation Status Between Primary Site and Metastatic Lymph Node in Canine Oral Malignant Melanoma



A Blueprint to Develop Next-Generation CAR T Therapy for Canine Lymphoma

Oncology - Lymphoma


Discovery of Major Antigenic Determinants of Antibody Responses to Colonizing and Infecting Canine Staphylococcus pseudintermedius

Immunology and Infectious Disease


Identification of Tumor-Specific Proteins for Targeted Therapy in Solid and Disseminated Histiocytic Sarcoma



Genetic Testing for Cruciate Ligament Rupture Using Polygenic Risk Score (PRS) Prediction

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Investigating Volatile Organic Compounds as Potential Markers of Canine Hemangiosarcoma by Trained Bio-detection Dogs

Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma

The AKC Canine Health Foundation funds research in 23 different Research Program Areas for the health of all dogs. These program areas enable the Foundation to create depth in our research portfolio and help us to be responsive to the health concerns of our constituents.

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