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Frequently asked questions 

Below you will find answers to questions most frequently asked by applicants for Feline Health Research Fund grants.  If you have questions not covered here, please email the Fund Secretary at felinehealthresearchfund@yahoo.com.au.

A total of $10,000 (excluding GST) is available each funding round. Applicants can apply for the frull
amount or for a lesser amount.

The Trustees review all applications. This process involves a two step process of:
 Rating each application, including whether it meets our guidelines and the quality of the
 Ranking each application, where there is more than one, which includes taking into account
what our donors would expect us to fund and if it addresses one of the priorities listed on
our website.
Top ranked applications will be sent for to two independent, professional reviewers for comment.
These reviews are the considered by the Trustees to make the final decision.

We have a confidential process, meaning that only the Trustees and the grant reviewers know who
has applied and the content of the applications.
Information on successful applications will be published on our website and in other
communications promoting the Fund, such as social media posts and reports to the Coordinating Cat
Council of Australia.

It is very important to the Trusteew that our donors and other supporters know what we are funding
and the results of grant activities. If your project is commercial in confidence, you would need to
consider whether your confidentiality and IP concerns would prevent us doing our usual precise of
the project and publishing it as we do.
Also, we require grantees to report on their results, including any publications, and we make those
public as well. There might be ways he can believe you can comply with our reporting and
transparency requirements and so you will feel comfortable requesting funding.

The letter of offer specifies the researchers to be involved and the specific project but the grant goes
to the university, so the answer is "no, the funding stays with the university and cannot be

Indirect costs are not eligible items. Examples of indirect costs include:

  • Space
  • Information technology
  • Administration, security, legal, accounting and insurance
  • Utilities such as water, gas, electricity
  • Libraries, laboratories, research facilities and other resources.