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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 $7 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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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, is calling for a second round of proposals in 2021 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 deadline for proposal submission for this second review is April 12, 2021.
  • The maximum grant amount is $50,000 for 1 to 2-year projects. Guidelines for proposals can be found HERE

Proposals should be emailed to grants@everycat.org

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 Healtth 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.

Get guidelines and application forms here.

2021 EveryCat Grant Review

EveryCat Health Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that funds research into health issues affecting cats. This grant review is held annually in the spring, often funding between 10 to 20 research projects. Please note there are changes present in this 2021 EveryCat grant cycle:

  • The deadline for receipt of applications was Monday, December 14, 2020 by 11:59 pm ET and awards will be announced by mid-May, 2021.
  • The maximum grant amount is $30,000, and awards will be determined in March, 2021. 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.

Get guidelines and application forms here.