The maximum grant amount is $35,000. Multi-year proposals totaling more than $35,000 will not be considered. Continuation of studies funded in previous years will be considered and requests should follow the format as outlined below.
Projects should have discrete and achievable goals within the $35,0000 limit. They must demonstrate their relevance or benefit to improving feline health, particularly regarding domestic cats.
Applicants may be veterinary researchers, faculty veterinarians, post-doctoral fellows, practicing veterinarians or veterinary students.
Studies applicable to all cats and all aspects pertaining to feline health are encouraged, including shelter medicine and behavior.
We have dedicated research funds for feline infectious peritonitis, (Bria Fund) and heart disease (Ricky Fund).
Current breed specific dedicated funds are also available for:
• Norwegian Forest Cat and Persian hypertrophic cardiomyopathy studies
• Birman heart disease studies
• Abyssinian-related health issues
• Amyloidosis in Siamese and Oriental Shorthair-related breeds.
Additional dedicated research funding for cats is available related to:
• Inflammatory disease or cancer of the liver, pancreas and intestinal tract (Speckles and Kitty Kollar Fund)
• Chronic kidney disease and related hypertension disorder
Research grant application deadline is Monday, December 13, 2021, by 11:59 pm EST.
Awards will be announced by mid-May 2022.
Additional information can be found HERE.