AIFA - Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia

AIFA - ACNC Registered Charity

The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) awarded $110,000 in grants to five outstanding allergy and immunology research projects in 2020.  Congratulations to the AIFA grant recipients and thank you to our generous donors and sponsors for making these grants possible. 

To read about the projects awarded in 2020 go to

The next AIFA grant round will open in March 2021, and expression of interest (EOI) forms are 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 18 projects since 2015, but there are many projects with great potential that still require funding, and we are now seeking support for AIFA grants in 2021.

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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:

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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 December 2020