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AIFA 2021 research grant round is now open

Expressions of Interest are due by 15th April 2021.

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2020 Grants Announced
Dr Jason Trubiano and Austin Health Team

AIFA is proud to fund ground-breaking research into food allergy, drug (medication) allergy, primary immunodeficiencies and hereditary angioedema (HAE).

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  • How far have we come? A progress report for AIFA 2014-2020
    How far have we come? A progress report for AIFA 2014-2020
    29 January 2021: The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is the only Australasian charity that is specifically funding allergy and immunology research. AIFA is dedicated to advancing knowledge of the human immune system. We are supporting innovative research for improved diagnosis, novel treatments and better health outcomes for people with allergy and other immune disease. We...
  • AIFA announces grant recipients for 2020
    AIFA announces grant recipients for 2020
    1 December 2020: The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia will be giving $110,000 in grants to support allergy and immunology research in December 2020. The AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant of $40,000 was awarded to A/Prof Kirsten Perrett for testing the effectiveness of oral immunotherapy for young children with nut allergy. Her “Low dose Multi-Nut OIT in Preschoolers (LMNOP) Pilot St...
  • A new community funded food allergy research grant
    A new community funded food allergy research grant
    2 October 2020: Ararat, a town in country Victoria, donates over $12,000 to fund The Kohen and Sage Richards Food Allergy Research Grant for 2021. We give our warmest thanks to the community of Ararat for their generous donation of over $12,000 to the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA). The community showed their support for research into food allergy through an online auction...

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Food allergy and Emerson

The first time Emerson tried cow’s milk he broke out in hives and his eyes and lips swelled. Emerson was just seven months old when he had an allergic reaction after having a few spoonsful of his sister’s strawberry smoothie. There was no family history of food allergies, so Emerson’s mum whisked him to the Emergency Department as a precaution. But he didn’t require treatment and the symptoms went away within hours.

Months later, the family was shocked to learn that Emerson was not only allergic to milk but also peanut.

Every project endeavours to meet the challenge to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases.

ASCIA acknowledges Piers Haskard for the use of his photography on this website.

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