Close Dates 31/3/2014 and 30/9/2014
Applicants will need to demonstrate eligibility for FHRF proceeds
as defined by the ATO Ancillary Gift Fund criteria and evidence of Animal Ethics approval before projects can be
funded. Also, applicants will be asked as to whether there is any anticipated
commercial spin off to any research funded by the FHRF. Successful grant recipients
will be required to prepare regular written progress reports in lay language as well as a final
report for the FHRF website. The FHRF must be acknowledged on all publications arising
from FHRF funded research. A copy of all publications arising from funded proposals
should be submitted to FHRF at the time of submission for publication.
SMALL GRANTS APPLICATION FORM
ALLOCATION OF FUNDS
The FHRF is encouraging applications for studying
Feline Infectious Peritonitis as a "Priority health area" in 2014.
Depending on the availability of finances the FHRF will call for relevant research proposals from scientists, veterinarians and post graduate students from eligible Australian Universities and Research Institutes for grant assessment by expert peer reviewers. In addition nominated funds raised by breeders, fanciers and cat lovers may be stipulated for specific projects including breed-related problems such as amyloidosis, polycystic kidney disease, pyruvate kinase deficiency or flat-chested conditions. Other suggested areas requiring improved or preventative health care include: Feline infectious peritonitis, lymphosarcoma, breast cancer, asthma, arthritis, tooth and gum disease, diabetes, pyometra, hyperthyroidism, kidney, heart, liver failure, fertility, skin conditions, eye problems, behavioural problems and immunisation protocols. It should be noted that because of the recent advances in the 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.