Research Program Areas

AKC Canine Health Foundation requests for proposals (RFPs) are categorized by Research Program Area and all grant applications must be submitted in response to specific RFPs. All grant proposals must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals policy.

Requests for Proposals 

2019 Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program - Closed

Tick-Borne Disease - Closed

Pigmentary Uveitis (Ophthalmology) - Closed

Epilepsy - Closed

Progressive Retinal Atrophy (PRA) in the English Springer Spaniel - Closed

Atopy - Closed

General Canine Health - Closed

*To be added to our notification list for research funding opportunities, please email

All Research Program Areas

The special topics of interest and diseases listed within each research program area may vary each year depending on the results of our annual health poll.


Blood Disorders


Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program

Dermatology and Allergic Disease


Epilepsy Initiative

Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Kidney and Urological Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease




Reproductive Conditions

Theriogenology Residency Program

Tick-Borne Disease Initiative

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