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 now closed. Grants to be awarded:
- $20,000 AIFA Prof Ann Kupa Food Allergy Research Grant
- $15,000 AIFA DBV Technologies Food Allergy Research Grant
- $15,000 AIFA CSL Behring PID Clinical Research Grant
- $40,000 (4 x $10,000) AIFA Early Career Researcher Grants
The four grants of $10,000 are 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 Australia and New Zealand.
AIFA Expressions of Interest are usually due in early May. They are reviewed by AIFA's voluntary grant selection panel which comprises experts with extensive clinical and research experience in allergy and clinical immunology. In mid June, a short list of candidates are invited to submit a full grant application by late July. Grant awardees are announced at the annual ASCIA conference in September.
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
Email queries about the AIFA grant selection process to Michelle Haskard
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 August 2023