AKC Canine Health Foundation 2016 request for proposals – Canine Reproductive Conditions and Disease

The mission of the Canine Health Foundation (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.  Our vision is to address the health needs of all dogs across their entire lifetime by focusing on all aspects of their physical, mental, and social well-being. We embrace the One Health model as a critical tool to achieving our vision.

CHF supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the treatment of reproductive disorders through the Reproduction Research Program. This program supports research into canine reproductive tract biology, physiology, endocrinology and neuroendocrinology as it relates to reproductive health and disease. This program also supports reproductive medicine, including the etiology, pathophysiology, prevention and treatment of male or female infertility, including defining those conditions that have a significant genetic or epigenetic component. As with all research program areas, collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams of investigators who can approach discovery research from a multi-‘omics’ perspective will be considered more competitive than a genomic approach working in isolation.

Proposals for pilot grants or seed money to address novel, innovative approaches to canine reproductive diseases of the ovaries, uterus, vagina, mammary gland, testicle, prostate and penis as well as surveillance or investigation of infectious diseases and toxins affecting fertility and neonates are now being accepted.

Questions regarding this RFP should be sent to Dr. Diane Brown, Chief Scientific Officer at

Please forward this announcement to other researchers seeking funding.

The due date for applications is Monday, February 22, 2016 by 11:59 PM EST. Funding limit is $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs. Both pilot projects and full projects that can be completed within the budget will be accepted for review. All studies must abide by CHF’s Humane Use of Animals Policy.