AKC Canine Health Foundation: Canine Cancer Request for Proposals 2021


American Kennel Club (AKC)


2021 Canine Cancer Request for Proposals


The AKC Canine Health Foundation (CHF) has strongly supported canine cancer research since its inception in 1995. CHF continues its commitment to address canine cancer by seeking projects for critical research to diagnose, prevent and/or treat cancer in dogs. Cancers of particular interest include hemangiosarcoma and osteosarcoma; other canine cancers will also be considered. The Foundation is focused on funding research with an emphasis on mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular basis of disease, epidemiology and environmental factors, and clinical application of research findings to prevent and treat cancer.

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. While CHF supports a One Health approach, proposed research outcomes must benefit dogs.

Please review the application guidelines to help ensure all required elements of each application are complete prior to online submission. All work completed under this funding must strictly adhere to the Foundation's Humane Use of Animals Policy and eligibility requirements.

Maximum Project Value

Both Acorn ($15,000 USD maximum including 8% maximum indirect costs) and Oak (over $15,000 USD including 8% maximum indirect costs) grant proposals that can be completed within the budget will be accepted for review.

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.

For Questions, please contact


Administrative and scientific inquiries regarding this RFP should be directed to Programs Staff at chfgrants@akcchf.org or Andrea Fiumefreddo, MS, CHF Director of Programs & Operations at arf@akcchf.org.

Office of Research

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

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