AIFA has provided $100,000 since 2014 in grants to fund research that improves the diagnosis and treatment of people living with allergy and other immune diseases. For information on grants awarded go to: www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects
AIFA supports innovative early stage projects, encourages collaborative research, prioritises early career researchers (working 3-5 years after completion of their PhD) and provides opportunities to leverage further funding.
To be eligible for an AIFA grant, the applicant needs to be associated with a non-profit organisation in Australia or New Zealand concerned with medical research in the area of allergy and immunology. These organisations must possess the requisite facilities to carry out the activities detailed in the application.
Applications are not restricted to ASCIA members.
AIFA grant applications 2017
The next round of AIFA grants opens on 1st March 2017 with a call for Expressions of Interest. These should be submitted by 2nd June 2017. A shortlist of 6-8 applicants will be invited to make a full grant application. This is due by 31st August 2017. Grants will be announced in early November.
Grants of between $10,000 - $30,000 will be awarded to research projects in the next round.
The AIFA Grant Selection Panel consists of seven highly regarded specialists in the field of immunology from around Australia. We wish to thank the Panel for their support of AIFA by volunteering their time and the valuable contribution of their expert judgment.
Grants are awarded on merit. Criteria for rating grant applications are: originality and scientific quality, significance of outcomes, research methodology, team quality and capability.
Content updated November 2016