AIFA - Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia

AIFA - ACNC Registered Charity

AIFA has awarded more than $500,000 in research grants since the program commenced in 2015. This includes:

  • $127,000 awarded to 5 research projects in 2021. These were announced at the ASCIA 2021 Virtual Conference AIFA session, that featured presentations from past AIFA grant recipients 2015-2019.
  • $110,000 awarded to 5 research projects in 2020. 
  • $120,000 awarded to 5 research projects in 2019.

All research projects that have been awarded AIFA grants are listed on the AIFA website

The next AIFA grant round will open in March 2022, and expression of interest (EOI) forms will be on the AIFA website 

To be eligible for an AIFA grant the Chief Investigator must be an ASCIA member and the research needs to be carried out by the chief investigator and designated team in a non-profit institution in Australia or New Zealand. 

Thank you to our expert grant selection panel, led by Dr Melanie Wong, who have volunteered their time in an extremely busy and challenging year, who select AIFA research grants each year through a robust selection process..

AIFA has awarded research grants to 23 projects since 2015. There are many projects with great potential that still require funding, so we seek your support for AIFA grants in 2022.

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By donating to AIFA, you can be reassured that 100% of donations to AIFA directly fund allergy/immunology research grants. 

AIFA research grants encourage:

  • Emerging researchers who may not yet receive grants from the NHMRC or other organisations.
  • Innovative research that requires seed funding.
  • Collaborative research projects conducted throughout Australia and New Zealand.
  • Projects that will translate to better treatment and care for patients with allergy and other immune diseases.

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About AIFA

AIFA was established in 2013 by ASCIA, the peak professional body for allergy and clinical immunology in Australasia.  The aim of AIFA is to improve the health and care of people with allergy and other immune diseases by funding medical research  in Australia and New Zealand. 

Allergy and other immune system disorders (primary immunodeficiencies and autoimmune diseases) are amongst the most important chronic diseases and public health issues in Australia and New Zealand, affecting around 25% of the population. Funding of research into allergy and other immune diseases is vital for the prevention and treatment of these diseases, and to ultimately find cures.  

Content updated September 2021

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