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Grant Awards

Funding to advance veterinary knowledge

Over the years, Winn Feline Foundation has helped to advance veterinary expertise in all areas of feline health. Research topics considered for funding are quite broad and can cover any issue that potentially benefits feline health and well-being such as disease identification, treatment and diagnostics, nutrition and behavior, to name a few. In addition, project selection is based on strict criteria, including scientific merit, clinical relevance, budgetary soundness and humane treatment.

There are two primary rounds of funds awarded each year: the Winn Grant Awards and the Miller Trust Awards. Through the generous support of Zoetis in 2014, Winn had a third specifically focused round of funding — the first in its history. Through a grant and collaboration with PetSmart Charities®, Winn held another special review on Feline Shelter Medicine at the 2018 Winn Grant Review in March.


pdf2018 Miller Trust Grant Recommendations and Awards Summary


pdf2019 WFF Grant Awards Summary


pdfView a list of Winn FIP projects
Winn Grant Awards

The grant review session is held in conjunction with Winn’s board meeting in February or March of each year for a traditional round of funding. Selection and funding for general health studies and special stipulated research funds are awarded at this review.

View the recent 2018 and 2019 Winn Grant Awards!

pdfDownload the press release of the 2019 Winn Awards


Want to help sponsor a project? Find out more
2019 Projects for Sponsorship
  • Use of a human clot-busting drug (TPA) for treatment of life threatening blood clots in cats (W19-014 )
  • Novel approach to developing an FIP vaccine (W19-025 )
  • Evaluating a compounded antiviral drug to treat feline herpesvirus (W19-030 )
  • Evaluating how a once-daily medication to control seizures is metabolized in cats (W19-037 )
Miller Trust Awards

In 2002, the George Sydney and Phyllis Redman Miller Trust designated Winn Feline Foundation as one of its advisor organizations. Winn has subsequently been provided an unprecedented opportunity to make annual recommendations for grant awards to the San Francisco Foundation, trustees of the Miller Trust. The total grant funding varies each year.

Guidelines on when and how to apply are found here.

pdf2018 Miller Trust Grant Awards PR of the 2018 grants.


The terms of the Miller Trust Award dictate that only principal investigators at certain institutions may apply for funding:

  • University of California, Davis
  • Colorado State University
  • Cornell University
  • University of Illinois
  • Iowa State University
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri
  • The Ohio State University
  • University of Tennessee
  • Texas A&M University
  • Virginia-Maryland Regional College