Feline behaviour, health central in new research project

Morris Animal Foundation will fund a cat health study of up to $200,000 per year for a maximum of three years

Enriching and optimizing the physical and psychological environments of domestic cats is the goal of Morris Animal Foundation’s latest round of funding.

The organization is accepting applications for the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award to address environmental, social, and emotional risk factors for health and welfare in cats. The recipient receives funding of up to $200,000 per year for a maximum of three years of research.

Applications involving combinations of epidemiological and interventional research are of particular, but not exclusive, interest, the foundation says. Proposals may involve individuals or interdisciplinary groups of researchers.

Established in 2016, the Mark L. Morris Jr. Investigator Award is designed to support impactful companion animal research with the potential for quick and meaningful progress. The focus area for this cycle was determined following a survey of researchers and veterinarians, which suggested the need for studies regarding feline health and behaviour.

Applications are due Aug. 5 at 4:59 p.m. EDT. For more information, click here.

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