The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) funds important new research in allergy, immunodeficiency and other immune diseases with the help of our loyal supporters. These include Professor Ann Kupa, CSL Behring, DBV Technologies, ASCIA members and public donors.
The 2023 grant round is open. Grants to be awarded:
- $20,000 Professor Ann Kupa AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant
- $15,000 DBV Technologies AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant
- $15,000 CSL Behring AIFA PID Clinical Research Grant
- $15,000 CSL Behring AIFA HAE Clinical Research Grant
- $40,000 (4 x $10,000) AIFA Research Grants
The four grants of $10,000 to encourage new research projects which do not yet have major funding. They are available to Early Career Researchers which include:
- Early career scientist researchers
- Emerging clinician researchers (such as advanced trainees)
- Other health professionals (dietitians, nurses, pharmacists)
Grants are awarded as part of a competitive research grant program, with applications from around Australia and New Zealand.
AIFA Expressions of Interest are reviewed by AIFA's voluntary grant selection panel. This comprises experts with extensive clinical and research experience in allergy and clinical immunology. In mid June, a short list of candidates will be invited to submit a full grant application by 24th July. Grant awardees are announced at the annual ASCIA conference in September. This is being held in Sydney at the International Convention Centre in 2023.
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.
The Chief Investigator of the project applying for an AIFA grant must be an ASCIA member to be eligible. ASCIA membership application
AIFA Grant Application Form.docx186.29 KB
AIFA Grant Assessment Category Descriptors
Every dollar donated to AIFA goes directly to the research projects as the costs of the AIFA website, grant management and communication are supported by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). No indirect costs are charged to the grant awardee's institution.
Content updated May 2023