Projects

Since its inception, TIFF has funded many research projects on feline health issues.

We are currently seeking donations to fund FIP research.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 by September 1, 2015 in order to fund a $30,000 FIP research project. We already have $8,400 in donations for FIP Research. We are seeking an additional $10,000 from the general public and the cat fancy; TIFF will match up to $10,000 of those donations.


How does TIFF decide which research projects to fund?

For each grant award, the TIFF Awards Review Committee (comprising representatives from the veterinary community, education sector, and knowledgeable breeders from the cat fancy) evaluates that year’s proposals for scientific merit, value to cats, clinical relevancy, soundness of budget, and humane considerations to any cats involved in the project. After a thorough review of all proposals, the Committee ranks the proposals by merit and presents their recommendations to the TIFF Board of Directors.

You can read about TIFF’s projects below.


The Magnum Opus Fund: Inflammatory Polyneuropathy

TIFF is now accepting designated donations for research into the disease called Inflammatory Polyneuropathy, which has only recently been diagnosed in cats. Very little is known about this disease — except for the frustrating process of diagnosis: in short, if … Continue reading

2009 Grant Award: Feline Heart Failure

The International Feline Foundation has awarded its 2009 grant to Dr. Philip Solter at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for his project entitled “Circulating Forms of B-type Natriuretic Peptide and the Pathogenesis of Feline Heart Failure”. The grant award … Continue reading

2001 Grant Award: The Effects of Smoking on Feline Lymphoma

The International Feline Foundation awarded its 2001 grant award to Dr. Moore of Tufts University for a project titled “Environmental Tobacco Smoke and Risk of Malignant Lymphoma in Pet Cats”. PROJECT ABSTRACT Feline malignant lymphoma occurs commonly in domestic cats … Continue reading

2008 Grant Award: The Role of Bacteria in Feline Pancreatitis

The International Feline Foundation has awarded its 2008 grant to Dr. David Twedt of Colorado State University (in partnership with Dr. Kenneth Simpson of Cornell University) for a project entitled “Investigation of the Role of Bacteria in the Etiology of … Continue reading