Awards and Research Grants

ASCIA Annual Conference Awards

ASCIA provides a cash award to posters and clinical grand rounds presented at its annual conference. Recipients are listed on the ASCIA website: www.allergy.org.au/hp/awards-grants/ascia-award-grant-scholarship-recipients 

Research Project Grants

AIFA Research Grants 

The Allergy and Immunology Foundation of Australasia (AIFA)  was established in 2013 by ASCIA to provide a reputable, well-defined entity with appropriate governance and infrastructure to fund medical research into allergy and other immune diseases in Australia and New Zealand. To date AIFA has awarded $100,000 in research grants. For more information go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au/projects 

AIFA research grants are selected each year through a transparent and robust grant selection process. This process involves an independent, voluntary expert panel comprising seven leading immunology and allergy clinicians and scientists.

AIFA research grants encourage:

  • Early career researchers who may not yet receive grants from the NHMRC or other organisations.
  • Research requiring seed funding.
  • Collaborations between researchers and institutions throughout Australia and New Zealand.
  • Research projects that will translate to better treatment and care for patients with allergy and other immune diseases.

Tax deductible donations to AIFA can be made online at www.allergyimmunology.org.au/donate  

ASCIA members and other health professionals are encouraged to donate honoraria to AIFA.

If you wish to fundraise for AIFA, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to www.allergyimmunology.org.au/support-aifa/fundraising for more information.

All donations of $100 or more are perpetually acknowledged on the AIFA website www.allergyimmunology.org.au/our-supporters/donors  

ASCIA Research Grants 2004-2008

From 2004 to 2008, ASCIA awarded a total of $558,600 in grants and endowments.  Of these funds $325,600 was spent specifically on funding research into allergy ($163,900) and other immune diseases ($161,700). The source of these grants, endowments and awards was the income from investing proceeds from ASCIA annual conferences, including the World Allergy Congress 2000, which was held in Sydney and hosted by ASCIA. These research grants were ceased after 2008 due to reduced income from investments. 

 Content updated April 2016

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