Apply for an AIFA grant

Thank you for your expressions of interest (EOI) in an AIFA grant. A short list of projects will be invited to make a full grant application after 15th June, 2019.

To be eligible for an AIFA grant, the research detailed in the application needs to be carried out by the applicant (and designated team) in a non-profit institution located in Australia or New Zealand, which has appropriate facilities to carry out the research project. Previously unsuccessful applications may be resubmitted.  Applications are not restricted to ASCIA members.

Due to the generous support of individuals, families and organisations, a total of $120,000 in AIFA grants will be awarded at the ASCIA conference in September 2019:

$40,000 - Food Allergy research grant
$30,000 - ASCIA 30th Anniversary research grant
$25,000 - Primary Immunodeficiencies clinical research grant supported by CSL Behring
$15,000 - Hereditary Angioedema clinical research grant supported by CSL Behring
$10,000 - Food Allergy research grant supported by DBV Technologies

AIFA research grants are selected each year through a robust selection process, involving an independent, voluntary panel of leading experts. Their track record in selecting projects is outstanding - two out of the eight projects funded by AIFA have since been recognised with further funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

AIFA supports 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 date $160,000 has been awarded by AIFA to research projects. For information about these projects go to  

AIFA grant selection process

docxAIFA Grant EOI Form 2019145.94 KB

docxAIFA Grant Application Form193.07 KB

The Selection Panel consists of highly regarded clinical immunology/allergy specialists. They support AIFA by volunteering their time and expert judgment.

pdfAIFA Grant Assessment Category Descriptors.pdf136.35 KB

docxAIFA Grant Assessors Rating Form and Report.docx174.81 KB

docxAIFA Grant Final Report Form.docx146.5 KB

Projects that have previously been awarded AIFA grants are on the AIFA website at

Email applications and queries about the AIFA grant selection process to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 Content updated June 2019