In 2022 AIFA will continue to fund important research in allergy, immunodeficiency and other immune diseases with the help of our loyal supporters who include Professor Ann Kupa, CSL Behring, DBV Technologies, ASCIA members and public donors.
AIFA will be reintroducing an Early Career Researcher grant of $25,000, open to both allergy and immunology research projects.
A total of $110,000 will be awarded in grants in 2022:
$40,000 AIFA Ann Kupa Food Allergy Research Grant
$15,000 AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant (supported by DBV Technologies)
$30,000 AIFA Primary Immunodeficiency Clinical Research Grant (supported by CSL Behring)
$25,000 AIFA Early Career Researcher Grant
Every dollar donated to AIFA goes directly to research as the costs of the AIFA website and grant management are supported by the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA).
Thank you to our donors and supporters for making it possible for AIFA to achieve our goal of funding over $500,000 since 2015. Thank you also to our expert grant selection panel of immunologists who volunteer their time.
The next grant round will open in February 2022.
Applicants may apply for more than one grant for the same project with budgets relevant for each respective grant. Only one grant will be awarded, at the discretion of the Grant Selection Panel.
AIFA grants are selected through a robust selection process, involving assessment by an independent, voluntary panel of immunology experts.
Grants are awarded on merit, with preference for early stage projects and early career researchers (up to four years past completion of their PhD). Criteria for rating grant applications are: originality and scientific quality, significance of outcomes, research methodology, team quality and capability. Reviewers are asked to declare any conflicts of interest.
The deadline for the AIFA Research Grant Expressions of Interest is mid-April. The Chief Investigators of shortlisted projects will be invited to submit full grant applications by early August. AIFA grant recipients are announced at the ASCIA Conference in early September.
AIFA grants for 2021 were announced by the Chair of the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia, Dr Melanie Wong, in September:
Content updated Jan 2022