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Canine Athlete Special Emphasis Request for Proposals

The mission of the AKC Canine Health Foundation is to support research that will prevent, treat and cure canine disease. In line with this mission, the Canine Athlete Initiative (CAI) was launched to advance high-quality basic, translational, and clinical biomedical research to support the health, well-being, and performance of all canine athletes.

Through the Canine Athlete Initiative, the AKC Canine Health Foundation invites grant applications for investigator-initiated research projects to support both basic and clinical research that will address the specific needs of canine athletes and working dogs. Basic research can involve a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including immunology, genetics, molecular biology, structural biology, metabolism, infectious disease and pharmacology as they pertain to the canine athlete; however, basic science applications must have a fully defined translational endpoint in order to be considered responsive to this RFP. Clinical research including, but not limited to, orthopedics, surgery, regenerative, sports and rehabilitation medicine will similarly be considered responsive to this RFP. Please view the full RFP for detailed information about special topics of interest for the canine athlete.

We expect to fund up to $500,000 of canine health research through this special RFP.

Proposal Deadline: May 31, 2013

View the Canine Athlete Request for Proposals

Questions regarding this RFP should be sent to Dr. Shila Nordone, Chief Scientific Officer for the AKC Canine Health Foundation, at skn@akcchf.org. Please forward this RFP to other colleagues seeking research funding.

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