• 100% Tax deductible  Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission registered.

    100% Tax deductible

    AIFA is Australian Charities and Not-for-profits
    Commission registered


  • 100% Donations fund allergy and immunology research

    Support research

    100% of AIFA donations fund
    allergy and immunology research


  • 100% Progress Moving research projects forward.

    100% Progress

    AIFA grants move research projects forward


  • 100% Dedicated Improving the wellbeing of people with immune system disorders

    100% Dedicated

    AIFA funds research to improve the lives
    of people with immune system disorders


  • 100% Research $120,000 to fund allergy research in 2019.

    100% Research

    In 2019 AIFA is funding $120,000 in research grants


  • 100% Expert AIFA research grants are selected by a panel of allergy and immunology experts

    100% Expert

    AIFA grants are selected by a panel
    of allergy and immunology experts


About AIFA

Who we are

The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) is a charity founded by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).

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What we do

AIFA aims to improve the health of people living with allergy and immune diseases by funding medical research and raising public awareness. 

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Donate or support us by participating in a fundraising event or raising awareness in your school or workplace. See other ways you can support AIFA.

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AIFA Latest News

  • Catalyst allergy program
    Catalyst allergy program
    13 February 2019: If you missed watching the Catalyst allergy program on ABC TV last night (12 February 2019), you can watch it on ABC iview https://iview.abc.net.au/show/catalyst Several ASCIA members were involved in the program, including Prof Connie Katelaris, Prof Dianne Campbell, Dr Preeti Joshi, Carolina Valerio, Rebecca Sertori and Prof Janet Davies. The Catalyst allergy program highlights...
  • AIFA announces $120K for 2019 research grants
    13 November 2018: The next round of AIFA grant applications for allergy and immunology research will open in January 2019. Due to the generous support of individuals, families and organisations over the past few years, a total of $120,000 in AIFA grants will be awarded in 2019, comprising: $40,000 - Food Allergy research grant $30,000 - ASCIA 30th Anniversary research grant $25,000 - Primary Immun...
  • AusPollen PreSeason Questionnaire
    AusPollen PreSeason Questionnaire
    2 October 2018: Local AusPollen Apps provide daily levels of pollen in the air, which can help if you have hay fever (allergic rhinitis) or if your asthma is made worse by allergens in the air. The Apps are available at www.pollenforecast.com.au To help the AusPollen team evaluate usefulness of the Apps and how they can improve this service, please complete a short questionnaire before and after t...

Featured Stories

Josephine and her dog

Josephine and Lupus

Josepine has been living with Lupus since she was five years of age. Her diagnosis was confirmed when she was nine. Lupus is a disease that has no cure. It is an autoimmune disease that occurs when the body’s own immune system attacks various healthy parts of the body.

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Dorotea and FPIES

Dorotea was diagnosed with Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome (FPIES) at 4 months of age. Dorotea's first admission to hospital was after a severe reaction to soy formula. As is often the case, it was misdiagnosed as a viral gastroenteritis.

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Lauren with her brother

Lauren and food allergy

Lauren is a healthy 7 years old who loves her brother Ben. At the age of 3 Lauren started feeling unwell and vomited after eating walnut bread. For her mum Terri, a nut allergy didn't even cross her mind. Only 6 months later, after eating cake with walnuts, Lauren again reacted.

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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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