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Open Grant Proposals

Current feline health research RFPs

Looking for research funding? EveryCat Health Foundation is proud to present these current Requests for Proposals (RFP). To date, we’ve funded more than $8 million in leading-edge feline health research — critical work that continues to change the way veterinary medicine is practiced. We welcome your proposal for innovative scientific research that benefits every cat, every day.

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2021 Miller Trust Request for Proposals

In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust designated EveryCat Health Foundation as one of its advisor organizations. EveryCat 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. In 2020, EveryCat recommended 6 grants for funding, totaling $137,720.

Please Take Note: 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 Universit
  • Virginia/Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

Deadline for submission is August 30, 2021.
The maximum grant amount is $35,000 for 1 – 2 year projects. Guidelines for Miller Trust proposals can be found HERE

EveryCat Health Foundation Annual Grant Awards

The 2022 EveryCat Health Foundation Grant request for proposals will be announced in August, 2021 with the anticipated application deadline in December 2021. The grant review will be held in the early spring of 2022, with Grant award announcements in mid-May, 2022. Between 10 to 20 research projects are typically funded.

  • The maximum grant amount is $30,000. Multi-year proposals totaling more than $30,000 will not be considered. However, continuation of studies in previous years will be considered and requests should follow the format outlined in the application guidelines.
  • Projects should have discrete and achievable goals within the $30,000 limit. They must demonstrate their relevance or benefit to improving feline health, particularly regarding domestic cats.

Click here to see the 2021 EveryCat Health Foundation Grant Awards.

Special Grant

Topic of Interest: Feline Kidney Health and the Impact of Dietary Phosphorus and Calcium (CaP-K)

EveryCat Health Foundation, in a special funding opportunity co-sponsored by Nestlé Purina Petcare and Mars Petcare, will be funding grants that address the effect that dietary phosphorus and calcium to phosphorus ratio have on renal health in cats. Approximately $400,000 is available to fund proposals of sufficient scientific merit, relevance and potential to impact feline health.

The overall goal of such research is to provide evidence that will lead to scientific consensus on safe levels and types of dietary phosphorus for feline diets. High priority areas have been identified and will be given special consideration. These include:

  • Investigation of factors that influence phosphorus bioavailability and metabolism including source and form of phosphorus in foods.
  • Identification of biomarkers of renal injury, especially markers that detect early kidney changes.
  • Identification of in vitro assays that correlate with in vivo function of phosphorus sources.

“Kidney disease is the number one cause of death in older cats, but its cause is unknown. EveryCat Health Foundation has teamed up with two giants of the pet food industry, Nestlé Purina Petcare and Mars Petcare, to fund health studies investigating these critical areas that improve the quality and longevity of every cat’s life.” states Drew Weigner, DVM, EveryCat Health Foundation’s President.

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

Requests for Proposals will be announced at a later date.