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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.

Our two primary rounds of EveryCat Health Foundation funds are awarded each year: the EveryCat Grant Award and the Miller Trust Awards. Occasionally, we have specially funded grant programs.

EveryCat Grant Awards

This grant review session is held in March of each year. Selections for general health and stipulated research studies are awarded at this session.

Miller Trust Awards

In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust designated EveryCat Health Foundation, then Winn Feline 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.

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.

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

Answers about the grant application and award process. Learn More

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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