AIFA News November 2018 | AIFA announces $120K for 2019 research grants


November 2018


AIFA announces $120K for 2019 research grants

The next round of AIFA grant applications for allergy and immunology research will open in January 2019. Due to the generous support of individuals, families and organisations over the past few years, a total of $120,000 in AIFA grants will be awarded in 2019, comprising:

  • $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

To find out how to apply for an AIFA grant go to

The first AIFA grants were awarded in 2015 and a total of $160,000 in grants have been awarded to date. For information about the projects awarded AIFA grants go to

The 2019 AIFA grants will bring the cumulative total to $280,000 in AIFA research grants awarded since 2015.

It is our goal to reach a cumulative total of $400,000 of AIFA research grants by 2020 and $500,000 by 2021. To help achieve these goals, 100% of all donations to AIFA in 2018 and 2019 will directly fund research grants, with all administration costs supported by ASCIA. To make a tax deductible donation go to

AIFA is a charity that aims to improve the health of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research and raising public awareness. We are striving for earlier diagnosis, strategies for prevention, better treatments and potential cures.

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 - 2 out of the 7 projects funded by AIFA have since been recognised with further funding by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).  


Change in staff

It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Christa Bayer. Christa recently resigned to take on a full time senior management role at Perpetual in Philanthropy and Not for Profit Services. Her new role is a wonderful career opportunity and a reflection of her significant skills. It has been a pleasure to work with Christa, who has made substantial contributions to AIFA and ASCIA over the past 2 years and will be greatly missed. In particular, Christa's extensive experience as a fundraiser has been of great benefit in guiding the development of AIFA towards a sustainable future. 

  Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA)
Suite 238, 117 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100 
PO Box 450 Balgowlah NSW 2093 Australia 
Registered as a charity ABN: 45 615 521 452
All donations are tax deductible

AIFA aims to improve the health of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research