AIFA opens research grant round for 2020
5 March 2020:
AIFA announce that research grant round for 2020 is now open.
Due to the continued support from generous donors and sponsors, a total of $110,000 will be granted to immunology and allergy research in 2020.
- $40,000 - AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant
- $30,000 - AIFA Allergy (other than food allergy) or Autoimmunity Research Grant
- $15,000 - AIFA Primary Immunodeficiencies Clinical Research Grant(supported by CSL Behring)
- $15,000 - AIFA Hereditary Angioedema Clinical Research Grant (supported by CSL Behring)
- $10,000 - AIFA Food Allergy Research Grant (supported by DBV Technologies)
AIFA Expression of Interest forms are on the AIFA website www.allergyimmunology.org.au/grants
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.
Why is medical research important?
When you support medical research, you are helping to build the future of medicine, to advance medical knowledge, improve patient care and save lives.
Australia and New Zealand have a proud history of donating to medical research. The high quality of medical care we enjoy today is built upon decades of quality research. This has resulted in breakthrough treatments and the prevention of life-threatening diseases. It is vital work because what we learn about the immune system now will help fight a wide range of human illness in the future.
There is still so much work to be done.
It is our goal to give a total of more than $500,000 in grants by 2023.
To achieve this, we ensure that 100% of donations directly fund AIFA grants. There are no expensive marketing campaigns and all of our administration costs are supported by ASCIA.
The research scientists who have been awarded AIFA grants have been selected through a robust selection process, involving an independent, voluntary panel of leading experts. For information about research funded by AIFA grants since 2015 www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects
To help us continue this great work www.allergyimmunology.org.au/donate