AIFA awarded its first grant in 2014 and so far has provided a total of $100,000 to fund scientific research in Australia. Through this research 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 innovative early stage projects 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.
The AIFA grant recipient for 2017 will be announced soon.
AIFA grant applications 2018
The timeline for 2018 is changing so that we can announce the grant at the ASCIA conference in September.
Expressions of interest will open on 15 January 2018 and close on 15 March. A shortlist of EOIs will be selected by 27 April to make a full grant application. Full grant submissions will be due on 7 June with a decision on the recipient/s to be made by 20 July. This will allow successful applicants time to arrange participation in the ASCIA conference.
The AIFA Grant Selection Panel consists of seven 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 Nov 2017