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Grants, Awards & Scholarships

AAAAI members may apply for numerous grants, awards, and/or scholarship opportunities to help further advance the A/I field through the Research and Training Division. Please see each individual award link to access full application for eligibility/requirements.

2023 Educator Development Award
Award: $45,000 in total funding over 1 year
Award Term: July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024
Letter of Intent Deadline: February 20, 2023 11 am CT
Full Application Open (invitation only): March 21, 2023
Full Application Due: April 24, 2023 11 am CT

The 2023 AAAAI Educator Development Award nurtures aspiring leaders in education, so that they may more successfully contribute to:
•    Education, including assessment of current and future allergy/immunology physicians
•    Education of advanced practice providers, nurses, and other health care professionals caring for patients with allergic/immunologic disorders
•    Curriculum development and implementation at AAAAI meetings and online resources
•    Program design, implementation and evaluation of AAAAI meetings
•    Improve outcomes of AAAAI educational forums – e.g., AAAAI annual and regional meetings, and online curricula
•    Encourage educational inquiry and scholarship among AAAAI members

Learn more and apply.

The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) is currently accepting applications for the IDF Research Grant Program. The program provides one-year ‘seed’ grants in the range of $25,000 to $50,000 to support well-defined research projects that have a specified benefit for improving the treatment, health, disease management, or diagnosis of people with primary immunodeficiencies (PI). Eligibility is limited to those currently residing in the U.S. The deadline to apply is February 28, 2023, and applicants will receive notification in April 2023. IDF is encouraging investigators that have an interest in pursuing a career in primary immunodeficiencies to apply. More information on the program and the application form are available at: https://primaryimmune.org/research-grant.

2023 AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award – Now Closed
The AAAAI Foundation is dedicated to support the development of junior faculty to further their careers in Allergy and Immunology, and to help create leaders and independent investigators by funding excellent research that will lead to the prevention and cure of asthma and allergic and immunologic disease. The award provides a minimum of $240,000 in funding, paid out to the awardee’s institution in six equal payments over a three-year period starting July 1, of the award year. Please check back in summer of 2023 for information about the 2024 AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award.

AAAAI Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement
The AAAAI is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge and practice of allergy, asthma, and immunology for optimal patient care. The vision of the AAAAI is that all people would have optimal health and well-being, with value recognized by society. To learn more please visit AAAAI Diversity Equity and Inclusion Statement.

Grant Selection Process  

The majority of the AAAAI grants, awards, and scholarships are administered by the AAAAI Grant Review Committee (GRC) under the support of the Research and Training Division of the AAAAI Board of Directors. Candidates are selected at the discretion of the GRC after the evaluation of applications by committee reviewers who have acquired experience and expertise to assess the quality, the potential impact of the proposed research, and the research-related activities, within the context of the funding opportunity. All candidates are then approved by the AAAAI Board of Directors. In grants offered collaboratively with another organization, the partnering organization will be included in the selection process.
 
AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award recipient decisions are made by the AAAAI Foundation Council with recommendations from the GRC and final approval by the AAAAI Foundation Board of Directors. The AAAAI Foundation is dedicated to support the development of early career faculty to further their careers in A/I and to help create leaders and independent investigators by funding excellent research that will lead to the prevention and cure of asthma, allergic, and immunologic disease.   
 
On occasion, if not enough applications are submitted, the award sponsor will issue a new call for applications with an extended deadline. In rare circumstances, an award may not be presented if an insufficient number of quality applications are received.  

If you have questions about the application or nomination process or AAAAI grants and awards, email awards@aaaai.org.