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 - Open

Canine Health Research - Closed

Ophthalmology - Closed

General Canine Health - Closed

Tick-Borne Disease - 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.


Bloat Initiative

Blood Disorders


Clinician-Scientist Fellowship

Dermatology and Allergic Disease



Gastrointestinal Disease

General Canine Health

Liver Disease

Immunology and Infectious Disease

Lung and Respiratory Disease





Renal Disease

Reproductive Health

Small Animal Theriogenology Residency

Tick-Borne Disease

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