Grant Applications

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The Grant Process

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The FHRF regularly calls applications for relevant research proposals from scientists, veterinarians and post-graduate students from Australian universities and research institutes.

More information about the grant process, including dates, application details and forms can be accessed on our news page.

Applicants could also consider research projects relating to improved or preventative health care for cats.
Such topics include:

  • feline infectious peritonitis
  • lymphosarcoma
  • breast cancer
  • HCM
  • asthma
  • arthritis
  • tooth and gum disease
  • diabetes
  • pyometra
  • hyperthyroidism
  • kidney, heart and liver failure
  • fertility
  • skin conditions
  • eye problems
  • behavioural problems
  • immunisation protocols.

Given the recent advances in various genome projects that demonstrate significant genetic similarity between species funds may be allocated to researchers who have a track record investigating diseases of humans or other animal species that are relevant to cats.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Applying for a Grant


  • All applications for grants are to be made on the Small Grants Application Form.
  • Enquiries and requests for additional information can be emailed to the Secretary at
  • Proposed studies must demonstrate eligibility as defined by the ATO Ancillary Gift Fund criteria.
  • All research must provide evidence of Animal Ethics approval for the proposed study.
  • Any commercial applications that might flow from the research should be detailed.
  • Written progress reports in lay language are required at key stages of a study.
  • A final report, suitable for publication on the FHRF website, will be required.
  • The FHRF must be acknowledged in all publications emanating from FHRF-funded research.


Application Timeline


  • Applications are assessed by the Trustees and, when necessary, shortlisted.
  • All applications under consideration or shortlisted will be sent for peer review before making a decision.
  • This process can take up to six months.
  • All applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications once the final decision is made.

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Have any questions or ideas?



Helen Radoslovich: 0408 812 319

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