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.

Active Requests for Proposals

None at this time.

Upcoming Requests for Proposals 

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AKC Canine Health Foundation requests for proposals remain open for 2 months after they are released.

2020 Ophthalmology - release to be announced

2020 Canine Cancer - to be released at the beginning of June

2020 Selected Canine Health Topics (To be determined) - to be released mid-June

2020 Epilepsy/Neurology - to be released mid-August.

Closed Requests for Proposals

2020 Reproductive Conditions and Disease

2020 Dental Disease

2020 Dermatology and Allergic Disease

2020 Vector-Borne Disease

2021 Small Animal Theriogenology Residency Program

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All Research Program Areas


Blood Disorders


Clinician-Scientist Fellowship Program

Dermatology and Allergic Disease



Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health

Hepatic Disease

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Kidney and Urological Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease

Musculoskeletal Conditions and Disease


Oncology - General

Oncology - Hemangiosarcoma

Oncology - Lymphoma

Oncology - Osteosarcoma


Reproductive Conditions

Theriogenology Residency Program

Tick-Borne Disease

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