AIFA awarded its first grant in 2014 and has awarded a total of $130,000 to scientific research in Australia. Through these projects AIFA aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of people living with allergy and other immune diseases. For information on grants awarded: www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects
We support a range of projects including innovative early stage research and early career researchers (working 3-5 years after completion of their PhD). This allows new projects to get off the ground and provides an opportunity to leverage further funding.
To be eligible for an AIFA grant, the applicant needs to be associated with a non-profit institution in Australia or New Zealand with the facilities to carry out the research detailed in the application. Previously unsuccessful applications may be resubmitted.
Applications are not restricted to ASCIA members.
AIFA grant applications 2018
Expressions of interest for an AIFA grant opened on 15 January 2018 and closed on 6 April.
A shortlist of EOIs will be invited to make a full grant application due on 8 June. The grant awardee will be notified in early August and the official announcement will take place during the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA) conference in September.
The AIFA Grant Selection Panel consists of eight 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 with preference for early stage projects. Criteria for rating grant applications are: originality and scientific quality, significance of outcomes, research methodology, team quality and capability.
At the end of the grant period the successful chief investigator will be required to complete the final report form below so that AIFA supporters will see the outcomes achieved.
Content updated Feb 2018