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Funding to advance veterinary knowledge

Over the years, Winn Feline Foundation has helped to advance veterinary expertise in all areas of feline health. Research topics considered for funding are quite broad and can cover any issue that potentially benefits feline health and well-being such as disease identification, treatment and diagnostics, nutrition and behavior, to name a few. In addition, project selection is based on strict criteria, including scientific merit, clinical relevance, budgetary soundness and humane treatment.

There are two primary rounds of funds awarded each year: the Winn Grant Awards and the Miller Trust Awards. Through the generous support of Zoetis in 2014, Winn had a third specifically focused round of funding — the first in its history. Through a grant and collaboration with PetSmart Charities®, Winn held another special review on Feline Shelter Medicine at the 2018 Winn Grant Review in March.

2020 Miller Trust Grant Awards

2019-2020 Research Update

2020 Winn Feline Foundation Grant Awards Summary

List of WFF FIP Projects Through May 2020

The grant review session is held in conjunction with Winn’s board meeting in March of each year for a traditional round of funding. Selection and funding for general health studies and special stipulated research funds are awarded at this review.

Download the press release of the 2020 Winn Grant Awards

  • Determining the clinical efficacy mefloquine for treatment of naturally ocurring FIP, stage 1 (W20-005**)
  • Development of a Rapid Diagnostic Test for Microsporum canis (W20-032**)
  • Effects of anaesthesia and surgery on renal biomarkers in cats (W20-039**)
  • Development and Initial Validation of a Frailty Scale for Cats (W20-044**)

In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust designated Winn Feline Foundation as one of its advisor organizations. Winn has subsequently been provided an unprecedented opportunity to make annual recommendations for grant awards to the San Francisco Foundation, trustees of the Miller Trust. The total grant funding varies each year.

Guidelines on when and how to apply are found here.

2020 Miller Trust Grant Awards Press Release

The terms of the Miller Trust Award dictate that only principal investigators at certain institutions may apply for funding:

  • University of California, Davis
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Illinois
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Texas A&M University
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College