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Grant-Related Questions

Applicants may be faculty veterinarians, post-doctoral fellows – DVM or non-DVM (PhD, PhD candidates, MD), practicing veterinarians or veterinary students. Applicants with a MS degree and are PhD candidates can apply for available New Feline Investigator Grant Awards. Applicants with a MS degree and are non-DVMs yet are in a scientific, animal-related field should contact the EveryCat Health Foundation office about eligibility. Email grants@everycat.org.

EveryCat receives grant proposals from universities around the world, including Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Croatia and Brazil, to name a few. EveryCat Health Foundation  is truly the only foundation exclusively funding cat health studies worldwide.

In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redmond Miller Trust designated EveryCat Health Foundation as one of its advisor organizations. EveryCat has subsequently been provided an unprecedented opportunity to make recommendations for grant awards to the San Francisco Foundation, trustees of the Miller Trust. The total grant funding varies each year. Based on the requirements of the George and Phyllis Miller Trust, proposals will be accepted only from principal investigators at the following institutions. Partnerships with listed institutions are permitted.

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 of Veterinary Medicine

The maximum grant award is $50,000 for 1- to 2-year projects.

EveryCat does not fund salaries of principal and co-investigators. Technical staff and support staff salaries can be included in the budget. The applicant(s) must provide an estimate on how much time each investigator will spend on the project, as well as their role. Indicate and justify a percentage effort on this grant for all individuals, such as technicians, graduate students, etc. for whom funds are requested. The ratio of salaries to total budget will be closely evaluated and an adjustment may be requested if considered too high.

EveryCat does not fund major equipment expenditures. Smaller technical equipment or supplies necessary and justified for performing and completing the project can be included.

EveryCat does not fund indirect costs. GST or VAT added to the budget will not be approved.

EveryCat does not fund major equipment expenditures, travel, publication or indirect costs. Salaries, supplies and animal care costs not justified may be deleted from the budget. Time can be included in the budget for graduate students, but the amount requested will be closely evaluated. Mileage for vehicles can be requested in the budget but the amount requested will be closely evaluated.

Technically the project start date begins once the grant agreement is signed in final form.​ One-year projects are not favored over two-year projects though a timeline for each project is requested as part of the proposal. Projects beyond two years would be considered but require justification.

All Principal Investigators and Co-Investigators should provide a CV.

Yes, letters of support can accompany the proposal as a pdf.​

Please check the grant calendar on our website. The due date for a particular grant review cycle will be posted. Grant proposals are due by 11:59 p.m. ET of the due date for that particular grant review. You may also refer to the “Call for Proposals” announcement that is electronically mailed to our researchers list. If you have further questions or wish to receive notifications, please email grants@everycat.org or call the EveryCat administrative office at (201) 275-0624.

Please check under the Application Forms drawer table on the Grant Process page for downloading our informational checklist and templates assisting researchers in grantwriting and applying for an EveryCat grant.

Medical-Related Questions

EveryCat is unable to offer assistance regarding a medical diagnosis or treatment involving someone’s beloved cat. We recommend you contact your veterinarian for medical advice or your local/state veterinary association for advice in locating a veterinarian who can best assist you.

EveryCat does offer expert cat health information resulting from published cat health studies. Please use the search function on our website or see our Cat Health Library.

Local communities, as well as local and state veterinary associations offer the resources to find necessary financial assistance. Many communities have developed programs to help people who are having difficulty providing medical care for their pets.