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Winn Feline Foundation
Grants of up to $15,000 and grants of up to $25,000 to USA, Canada, and International veterinarians, post-doctoral fellows, and veterinary students for research projects that address the health needs of cats. Priority will be given to proposals that benefit domestic cats. Projects will be judged on their scientific merit, humane treatment, clinical relevance, value to feline health, and budgetary soundness.
Please Note: Studies applicable to all cats and all aspects pertaining to feline health are encouraged. In this grant cycle, Winn Feline Foundation has an immediate interest in projects that address issues in nutrition and behavior. Funds are also dedicated for research in feline infectious peritonitis (Bria Fund), and heart disease along with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (Ricky Fund). In addition to the aforementioned funds, current breed specific special funds are available for Norwegian Forest Cat and Persian HCM studies, Birman heart disease studies, health issues in Abyssinians, and amyloidosis in Siamese-related breeds. Additional funding is available for research related to diagnosis, prevention, or treatment of inflammatory disease or abdominal cancer (liver, pancreas, intestinal tract) in cats.
A New Feline Investigator Grant Award was established by Winn Feline Foundation in 2017. One grant will be awarded for the maximum amount of $15,000 with $13,000 available for research and $2,000 available for travel expenses to present the study results at a major veterinary conference.
A Feline Genomics New Investigator Grant Award (special emphasis- sponsored):
Winn Feline Foundation, in collaboration with Wisdom Health, seeks to support the emerging field of feline genomics through the funding of a New Investigator whose research focus will enhance our understanding of feline genomics as it applies to feline health. The study of genomics has progressed exponentially in the last twenty years, from the study of single genes and their potential association with disease to a field that studies the function of genes and their interrelationships. Progress in this discipline has led to the growing awareness that many diseases are the result of complex associations between multiple genes and the influence of environmental factors. Complicating the perceived role of polygenic factors in disease is the understanding that non-coding DNA, formerly believed to be “junk DNA,” may be far more important and influential in health and patient outcomes than previously recognized. Competitive applicants will be new investigators focused on feline genomic research with application to domestic cats as a whole, particularly in areas of basic science necessary to move the field forward broadly as it applies to feline health.
Areas of interest include, but are not limited to genomic-based research that will drive advances in:
The maximum award amount of the Feline Genomics New Investigator Award will be $15,000 (similar budget conditions apply).
GrantWatch ID#: 175909
- The maximum grant amount is $25,000.
- New Feline Investigator Grant Award: maximum amount of $15,000 with $13,000 available for research and $2,000 available for travel expenses to present the study results at a major veterinary conference.
- The maximum award amount of the Feline Genomics New Investigator Award will be $15,000.
Multi-year proposals totaling more than $25,000 will not be considered. However, continuation of studies funded in previous years will be considered.
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Winn Feline Foundation
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Wyckoff, NJ 07481
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Local: 201-275-0624, Ext. 701
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