ACKCS Charitable Trust Grant Application

The ACKCS Charitable Trust welcomes grant inquiries from credentialed researchers who seek new knowledge in canine health and have a vision for turning their findings into practical application for improving the well-being of Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.

Please direct questions related to the grant application process to Bettina Sterling, our Grant Coordinator. Contact: grants@ackcscharitabletrust.org

Principal Investigator(s) Information

Education/Training (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, include postdoctoral training and residency training if applicable.)

Co-Investigators Information

CO PI Education/Training (Begin with baccalaureate or other initial professional education, such as nursing, include postdoctoral training and residency training if applicable.)

Cover these key areas:

  • Abstract
  • Description of research project
  • Justification-a concise statement of the importance of the proposed research and the means in which the anticipated results may benefit the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel breed
  • Methodology-Explanation of methods, principles and rules for carrying out research.
  • Expected outcome, significance, and application of findings
  • Project timeline-identify project milestones with dates for specific objectives to be completed.
  • Literature review references

Budget & Cost:

Policy on Institutional Indirect Costs: It is the policy of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Charitable Trust (ACKCS) that the Trust will pay indirect costs of 8% to our grantees, however indirect costs must be included in the overall request for funding, not in addition to the requested project funds.

The rates provided above are the maximum rates allowed under this ACKCS Charitable Trust’s policy. A grantee with an actual indirect cost rate lower than the maximum rate provided above should not increase the funding request to the maximum allowed. The Cavalier King Charles Spaniels Charitable Trust defines indirect costs as:

  • Overhead expenses or ongoing operational costs incurred by the applicant institution on behalf of the institution’s activities and projects, but that are not easily identified with any specific project.
  • Administrative or other expenses which are not directly allocable to a particular activity or project. Expenses related to general operations of the institution that are shared among projects and/or functions.
  • Basic examples include executive oversight, existing facilities costs, accounting, grants management, legal expenses, utilities, and technology support.