AIFA Grant Selection

AIFA will award $127,000 to immunology and allergy research in 2021.
The 2021 grant round is closed. The next round will open in February 2022. The recipients of the grants below will be announced in September 2021. 

Food Allergy Research Grants 2021

Primary Immunodeficiency, Autoimmunity and Other Allergy Research Grants 2021

The Kohen and Sage Richards Food Allergy Research Grant of $12,000 will be awarded in 2021 thanks to the generosity of the Ararat community in Victoria. 
Grant Selection Process 
To be eligible for an AIFA grant the Chief Investigator must be a member of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA). The research needs to be carried out by the Chief Investigator and designated team in a research institution or university in Australia or New Zealand. Previously unsuccessful applications may be resubmitted. 
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. 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.

For information on projects awarded AIFA grants in the last few years go to  


The deadline for the AIFA Research Grant Expressions of Interest was 15th April.  The Chief Investigators of shortlisted projects have been invited to submit full grant applications by 11.59pm on 2nd August. AIFA grant  recipients will be announced on 2nd September at the AIFA Session of the ASCIA Virtual Conference. 


docxAIFA Grant EOI Form 2021145.16 KB

docxAIFA Grant Application Form (updated 2021).docx186.38 KB

pdfAIFA Grant Assessment Category Descriptors

docxAIFA Grant Final Report Form

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Content updated July 2021