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AKC Canine Health Foundation

2019 Reproductive Conditions & Disease Request for Proposals

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of canine reproductive health concerns through their Reproductive Conditions and Disease Research Program Area.  This research program supports research into canine reproductive tract biology, physiology, endocrinology and neuroendocrinology as it relates to reproductive health and disease.  CHF is focused on funding research with an emphasis on mechanisms of and molecular basis of disease, pathophysiology, and clinical application of research findings. These proposals may address but are not limited to the following topics: male and female fertility/infertility, cryptorchidism, dystocia, infectious disease including Brucellosis, pyometra, and disorders of the male and female reproductive tract.

The mission of 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 deadline for online applications is June 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern. Grant proposals that can be completed within the budget will be accepted for review. Funding limit is up to $30,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs. 

All work completed under this funding must strictly adhere to the Foundation's eligibility requirements and policies, including the Humane Use of Animals Policy.

Questions regarding this RFP should be directed to Andrea Fiumefreddo, CHF Director of Programs.

Start a new Acorn Application – studies less than $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs

Start a new Oak Application – studies greater than $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs

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




Notice to Genetic Researchers: The CHIC DNA Repository has canine DNA samples available to genetic researchers. The CHIC DNA Repository, co-sponsored by the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals and 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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