Winn Feline Foundation calls for grant proposals

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Winn Feline Foundation logo The Winn Feline Foundation is calling for grant proposals for feline health studies, including for the New Feline Investigator Grant Award and the Feline Genomics New Investigator Grant Award.

The deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 11, and awards will be announced in April 2018. Aside from the grants for new investigators, the maximum grant amount is $25,000. Continuation of grants awarded in 2017 or earlier will be considered.

Studies applicable to all cats are encouraged. Winn Feline Foundation also is interested in projects that address issues in specific breeds as well as nutrition and behavior. The foundation has dedicated funds for research in feline infectious peritonitis, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, lung cancer, and abdominal cancer. Breed-specific funding is available for studies of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in Norwegian Forest Cats and Persians, heart disease in Birmans, health issues in Abyssinians, and amyloidosis in Siamese-related breeds.

Winn Feline Foundation established the New Feline Investigator Grant Award this year. The foundation, in collaboration with Wisdom Health, also seeks to support the emerging field of feline genomics through the Feline Genomics New Investigator Grant Award for a new investigator whose research focus will enhance the understanding of feline genomics as it applies to feline health. The maximum grant award for new investigators is $15,000.

Details are here.