Guidelines for Submitting Grant Applications 2017

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About

The Puppy Up 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.

Proposals of past recipients of grants have met the following criteria: collaborative and cross-institutional and the scope of the research has focused on risk factors, drug delivery, and novel treatments and therapeutics.

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Grants Awarded

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

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The Application Format

I. General Information About the Applicant(s)

  1. Principal Investigator (Name, Contact Info, and please attach a CV).
  2. Associate Investigators.
  3. Affiliated Institutions and Organizations.
  4. References.

II. General Information about Proposed Research

  1. Brief Summary of Research with Hypothesis and specific aims.
  2. Abstract including statement of near-term and long-term objectives of the Research.
  3. Patient population size, timeline, and benchmarks of Research.
  4. Preliminary Research Findings.
  5. Possible Impact of Proposed Study on Both Species.
  6. Proposal Title.
  7. Study design.
  8. Facilities and equipment availability of necessary facilities and equipment to complete the proposed study should be documented. If more than one institution is involved, a letter of willingness to collaborate from the outside institution must be included.

III. Funding

  1. Funding Requested – to include Direct and Indirect Costs Itemized. Budget justification (for example, salary, supplies, clinical tests, drug administration, sample collection, correlative studies, etc. as applicable.
  2. Budget Breakdown (including capital expenditures, personnel costs, and overhead).
  3. Other support for Principal Investigator. Include all financial support (e.g., federal , nonfederal, commercial, institutional) currently available in support of the investigator’s research program. Overlap, whether scientific, budgetary or commitment of an individual’s effort greater than 100 percent, is not permitted.
  4. These awards may provide up to a 1-3 year, $75,000 total grant to cover direct research.

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The Application Process

Applications must be received by April 16, 2016 and awards will be announced September, 2016 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)