AKC Canine Health Foundation Issues RFP for Canine Ophthalmology Research

The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for canine ophthalmology-related research projects.

Through its Ophthalmology Research Program Area, the foundation will support basic and clinical research into diseases of the canine eye. Areas of emphasis within this program area include genetics, mechanisms of disease, pathology and molecular interactions important to the eye, and clinical application of research findings to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of diseases affecting the canine eye and visual system. Priority will be given to collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of investigators who can approach research from a multi-'omics' perspective.

The foundation is particularly interested in projects related to glaucoma, progressive retinal atrophy, and/or cataracts.

Grant amounts will range between $15,000 and $40,000.

For complete program guidelines, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions, see the AKC Canine Health Foundation website.