In 2022 AIFA will continue to fund important 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 AIFA Early Career Researcher Grant of $25,000 is open to both allergy and immunology research projects. To be eligible, the Chief Investigator should be an ASCIA member working up to 5 years after completion of their PhD.
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). The Chief Investigator should be an ASCIA member to be eligible for an AIFA grant. Information on ASCIA membership application
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 2022 grant round is open.
AIFA grant applications are reviewed each year by a voluntary grant selection panel, which comprises 8 experts with extensive and world leading clinical and research experience in allergy and clinical immunology, to ensure a rigorous selection process.
Each panel member can serve for up to eight years in this role. Panel members are selected to ensure that the grant selection panel includes a wide range of expertise.
Grants are awarded on merit, with preference for early stage projects and early career researchers (working up to 5 years after 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 2nd May. The Chief Investigators of shortlisted projects will receive an invitation in June to submit a full grant application by 15th July. AIFA grant recipients will be announced at the ASCIA Conference on 1st 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 June 2022