Aug 23, 2016:
We are proud to announce that the AusPollen project has been awarded $626,442 in the latest round of NHMRC Partnership Project grants with a further $653,129 in partner organisation in kind and cash support. AusPollen, the Australian Pollen Allergen Partnership, will build, implement and evaluate the first standardised national pollen monitoring network. Grass pollen is the main outdoor trigger for allergic rhinitis (hay fever) and allergic asthma. This project seeks to improve the management of people with these common conditions, by delivering pollen alerts and healthcare information via websites and apps.
The AusPollen project was one of the first projects to receive a seed grant from the Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA) in 2015. Seed funding for projects like this enable researchers to progress their work and apply for larger grants. To find out how you can donate to AIFA to help provide seed funding for projects such as AusPollen go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au
The AusPollen program was initiated with the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy (ASCIA), Asthma Australia, Stallergenes Greer Australia, the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO and MeteoSwiss. For more information about AusPollen go to www.pollenforecast.com.au