AKC Canine Health Foundation: 2022 Reproductive Conditions and Disease Request for Proposals


American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation 


2022 Reproductive Conditions & Disease Request for Proposals


AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) supports basic science discovery and clinical research into the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of canine reproductive health concerns through the Reproductive Conditions & Disease Research Program Area. This program area supports research into canine reproductive tract biology, physiology, endocrinology and neuroendocrinology as it relates to reproductive health and disease. CHF is focused on funding research with an emphasis on mechanisms of and molecular basis of disease, pathophysiology, and clinical application of research findings. These proposals may address but are not limited to the following topics:

  • male and female fertility/infertility
  • spay/neuter status and the short and/or long-term health of all dogs
  • cryptorchidism
  • dystocia
  • infectious disease such as Brucellosis
  • pyometra
  • other inherited and acquired disorders of the male and female reproductive tract.

The mission of 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. CHF supports a One Health model as a critical tool to achieving this vision, with a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the health needs of all dogs and their people.

Funding Availability

This request is limited to pilot studies or Acorn proposals (up to $15,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak proposals (up to $50,000 including 8% maximum indirect costs). Please contact Program Staff at chfgrants@akcchf.org as soon as possible if you need to discuss a proposed budget outside this upper limit. Collaborative studies higher than budget limit may be considered but must be discussed with CHF before applying.

Indirect Costs


Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

Internal Deadline

Please submit your proposal, along with an OR-5 Form to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

External Deadline

The deadline for online applications to be submitted by PI to AKC.

How to Apply

AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) Research Proposal and Application Checklist

For Questions, please contact


Administrative and scientific inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to Programs Staff at chfgrants@akcchf.org or Andrea Fiumefreddo, Vice President of Programs & Operations at arf@akcchf.org or Jennifer MacLeay, Chief Scientific Officer at jennifer.macleay@akcchf.org.

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Kristin Zimmermann, Senior Grants & Contracts Specialist
Research Services Office
519-824-4120 x56257

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