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Funding groundbreaking research to advance feline medicine

From the beginning, clinical health and disease research has driven EveryCat Health Foundation’s mission to improve the health and welfare of all cats. Year after year, we fund innovative health studies that advance veterinary knowledge and expertise, changing the way feline medicine is practiced. We’re proud to be the world’s only nonprofit foundation committed solely to supporting feline health research.

We award grants twice yearly.

Beginning in 2024, EveryCat will offer two grant cycles per year, Spring and Fall.
These cycles will be open to all proposals and grants will be made in accordance with funds available and the stipulations of our donors.


For information about grant proposal submission, visit our Open Grant RFPs page.

Have further questions? Please refer to our FAQs.

View EveryCat’s “Grant Writing 101” webinar.

Our grants support broad research topics.

Research grant proposals can address any issue that potentially benefits any aspect of feline health and well-being, such as:

  • Disease identification
  • Diagnostics and treatment
  • Nutrition
  • Behavior

Though studies that benefit all cats are preferred, we’re also interested in breed- and disease-specific research. To submit your proposal(s), view our Open Grant RFPs now.

Who is eligible?

Investigators from across the world conduct feline health studies supported by EveryCat Health Foundation grants. Applicants for grant funding may be:

  • Faculty veterinarians
  • Post-doctoral fellows
  • Practicing veterinarians
  • Veterinary students

Additionally, collaborative teams involving investigators from a variety of disciplines and/or institutions — including human health researchers — are encouraged to apply. Please refer to each Open Grant RFP for details about eligibility.

Joan Miller New Investigator Award

The New Investigator Grant Award was created by EveryCat Health Foundation in 2017 to encourage new and innovative researchers with an interest in feline health and medicine to submit grant proposals. In 2023, EveryCat Health Foundation renamed the New Investigator Grant Award in honor of Joan Miller, who passed away on May 16, 2023.

Joan Miller served on the Board of Directors of EveryCat Health Foundation (formerly Winn Feline Foundation) for 20 years. A life-long advocate for cat health and welfare, Ms. Miller supported funding novel research studies that no other granting bodies would fund, often with groundbreaking results. Her commitment to promoting up-and-coming young researchers was crucial in encouraging new investigators into the field of cat health.

Help us continue to support new researchers who have fresh ideas and an interest in feline health. Donate to the Joan Miller New Investigator Award Fund HERE.

Project Selection

Project selection for all grants is based on strict criteria, including:

  • Scientific merit
  • Value to feline health
  • Clinical relevance
  • Budgetary soundness
  • Humane guidelines

Have further questions? Please refer to our FAQs.

Feline research is underfunded.

With the help of our generous donors, EveryCat Health Foundation is committed to raising awareness and empowering researchers to pursue innovative, cutting-edge health studies.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Find a Study or Grant

Past research funded by EveryCat Health Foundation grants. Learn More

Research builds the body of feline health knowledge.

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