Apply for an AIFA Grant

In recognition that most potential AIFA grant applicants will have limited discretionary time due to the demands of COVID-19, we advise that the AIFA grant EOI deadline has been extended to 28 August 2020.
The shortlist of applicants will be announced by 30 September. Full applications will be due by 30 October and grant recipients will be announced by 15 December 2020.
Medical research is an important as ever. 
$110,000 will be granted to immunology and allergy research in 2020. 
  • $40,000 - AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant
  • $30,000 - AIFA Allergy (other than food allergy) or Autoimmunity Research Grant
  • $15,000 - AIFA Primary Immunodeficiencies Clinical Research Grant (supported by CSL Behring)
  • $15,000 - AIFA Hereditary Angioedema Clinical Research Grant (supported by CSL Behring)
  • $10,000 - AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant (supported by DBV Technologies)
Thank you to our generous donors and supporters.
To apply for an AIFA grant, please complete the expression of interest (EOI) form below and email the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
To be eligible for an AIFA grant the Chief Investigator must be a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). The research needs to be carried out by the chief investigator and designated team in a non-profit institution in Australia or New Zealand. Previously unsuccessful applications may be resubmitted. 

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AIFA grants are selected through a robust selection process, involving assessment by an independent, voluntary panel of immunology experts. Their track record in selecting projects is outstanding, with two projects funded by AIFA being recognised with further funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

AIFA supports a range of projects, including innovative early stage research and early career researchers (working up to 5 years after completion of their PhD). This allows new projects to get off the ground and provides an opportunity to leverage further funding. 

Grants are awarded on merit, with preference for early stage projects and early career researchers. Criteria for rating grant applications are: originality and scientific quality, significance of outcomes, research methodology, team quality and capability.

For information on projects awarded AIFA grants in the last few years go to  

AIFA grant selection process

The AIFA Grant Selection Panel assess the EOIs and decide on a shortlist.  Project chief investigators on the short list are invited to submit full grant applications. The Selection Panel reviews the grant applications and decide on the successful awardees.

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Email applications and queries about the AIFA grant selection process to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Content updated April 2020

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