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2020 AKC/AKC CHF/TF Request for Proposals- Small Animal Residency Program
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American Kennel Club / AKC Canine Health Foundation / Theriogenology Foundation
Request for Proposals - Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program

Dear Canine Health Researcher:

The American Kennel Club (AKC) and AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF), in collaboration with the Theriogenology Foundation (TF), continue their commitment to invest in the training of future veterinary specialists in the medical and surgical management, treatment, and research of canine reproductive health and disease and clinical genetics to ensure the health and well-being of purebred and purpose-bred dogs.

The AKC and CHF are seeking applications from United States schools of veterinary medicine to support a resident in their small animal theriogenology programs. Programs offering parallel training in canine clinical genetics will be prioritized for selection for funding.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.

  • The total budget for a residency is $100,000 (includes 8% maximum indirect costs)
  • Both two- and three-year resident training programs are eligible.
  • Programs with a current AKC/AKCCHF/TF Theriogenology Residency as of June 30, 2020 are not eligible to apply.
  • Funding decisions are expected by August 1, 2019.

All work completed under residency funding must strictly adhere to the Foundation'sHumane Use of Animals Policy.

Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to

Please forward this announcement toother US researchers seeking funding.





Notice to Genetic Researchers:The CHIC DNA Repositoryhas canine DNA samples available to genetic researchers. The CHIC DNA Repository, co-sponsored bythe OrthopedicFoundation for Animalsand the AKC Canine Health Foundation, collects and stores canine DNA samples along with corresponding genealogic and updated health information to facilitate future research and testing aimed at reducing the incidence of inherited disease in dogs. Any genetic researcher may apply to have access to these samples and any CHF funded project is pre-approved for access.


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