Guidelines for Submitting Grant Applications 2017

Puppy Up

About

About The Puppy Up Foundation (herein referred to as ‘The Foundation’) was established to fund comparative and translational cancer studies that can potentially benefit both pets and people as well as invest in national education and awareness initiatives about the epidemic of cancer in companion animals.

Puppy Up

Grants Awarded

University of Missouri

Demethylating Agents in Conjunction with Cytotoxic Chemotherapy in Canine Diffuse Large B-cell Lymphoma

Grants Awarded: $97,000

Purdue University

Improving Molecularly-Targeted Cancer Therapy in Pet Dogs and Humans

Grants Awarded: $100,000

University of Wisconsin, Madison

The analgesic and systemic immune response to stereotactic radiation therapy in canine osteosarcoma.

Grants Awarded: $96,000

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Developing the molecular tools and evaluation of NK immunotherapy canine osteosarcoma.

Grants Awarded: $100,000

Princeton University for The Canine Mammary Tumor Program

Title of Project: “Molecular Study of Canine Mammary Tumor Development And Progression: From Genome To Clinical Outcome”

The project treats shelter dogs with mammary tumors and then studies tissues to understand how breast cancer metastasizes in women.

Grants Awarded since 2012: $172,000
Principle Researcher: Olga Troyanskaya

Animal Medical Center and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer

Title of Study: Locoregional (Intra-arterial) Chemotherapy Delivery for Urogenital Cancer

Grant Awarded 2013: $80,000
Principle Investigator: Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS

Title of Study: Locoregional (Intra-arterial) Chemotherapy Delivery for Urogenital Cancer

Grant Awarded: $80,000

Principle Investigator: Chick Weisse, VMD, DACVS
Staff Veterinarian-Interventional Radiology/Surgery
Director, Interventional Radiology
Animal Medical Center

Title of Study: Osteosarcoma

Title of Study: Osteosarcoma

Grant Awarded: $20,000

Principal Investigator: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh
Scientific Director of Vertebrate Genome Biology at the Broad Institute
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Title of Study: Mast Cell Tumors

Grant Awarded: $20,000

Principal Investigator: Kerstin Lindblad-Toh
Scientific Director of Vertebrate Genome Biology at the Broad Institute
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

Educational Grants

Grant Awarded: $5,000

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)
1997 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214-5293

ACVIM Educational Conference

2 Million Dogs

The Application Process and Format

Applications must be received by June 1, 2017 and awards will be announced December, 2017 by the Scientific Advisory Board. We will consider applications submitted by DVMs, PhDs, and MDs.

For information about submitting your application, please review the grant application guidelines and submission process.

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Scientific Advisory Committee

Our Scientific Advisory Committee was formed this year and consists of the following members:

  • Craig Clifford, DVM, MS, DACVIM
  • Chick Weisse VMD, DACVS
  • Kai Shiu BVMS, MRCVS, DACVIM
  • Heather Wilson, DVM, DACVIM
  • Carolyn J. Henry DVM MS DACVIM
  • Susan Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM
  • Nicole Ehrhart, VMD, Diplomate ACVS
  • David M. Ruslander, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR ( Radiation Oncology)