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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. There are no opportunities at this time.

2023 Award Timeline

The 2023 Foundation Faculty Development Award
LOI opens: July 12, 2022
LOI closes: September 6, 2022
Full application opens (invited only) September 30, 2022
Full application closes November 1, 2022

2023 AAAAI/TMS Research Award in Mast Cells Disorders including Mastocytosis and/or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
Application opens: July 12, 2022
Application closes: November 1, 2022

2023 AAAAI/ Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Third-Year Fellowship Food Allergy Research Award at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Application opens: July 12, 2022
Application closes: November 1, 2022

2023 International Fellows-in-Training Travel Scholarship
Application opens: July 12, 2022
Application closes: October 21, 2022

2023 AAAAI Foundation Faculty Development Award
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 AAAAI Foundation is committed to increasing ethnic and racial diversity in the Allergy and Immunology field, and strongly encourages minority applicants to apply.

Further, the AAAAI Foundation is committed to geographic diversity in the A/I field, and strongly encourages applications from diverse geographic areas, especially those where few AAAAI Foundation grants have been awarded.

What support does the Award provide?
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, 2023.
Conditions:
A.    The award money can be used for salary, services and/or supplies
B.    Funds may not be used for institutional indirect costs

Who can apply?
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be eligible:
A.    Be board certified in allergy/immunology by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology (ABAI) or hold the equivalent certification from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC).
B.    At the time of Letter of Intent, applicant has to be no more than 5 years post the ACGME mandated training program requirement of 2 years in Allergy/Immunology.
C.    Primary faculty appointment must be in the discipline of allergy/immunology and the applicant needs to have a current mentor.
D.    One of the following degrees:
a.    MD
b.    MD, PhD
c.    DO
d.    DO, PhD
E.    Citizen or permanent resident of the United States or Canada
F.    A member of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (can apply for membership, before submitting Letter of Intent)
G.    No program can have more than two active Foundation Faculty Development Awards
a.    A sponsoring university or institution that has multiple A/I training programs cannot have more than three active awards (example: Harvard which encompasses MGH, Brigham and Women’s, Boston Children’s Hospital)

Who will not be eligible in 2023?
Applicants:
A.    Cannot be the current recipient of NIH R01 award or be the principal investigator of another NIH-supported research grant. Current NIH K awards or other equivalent faculty development or foundation grants are acceptable.
B.    Must not have received Faculty Development Award from the AAAAI Foundation/ARTrust/ERT in the past.

What is required of the award recipient during the period of support?
Once the award is granted, the following requirements will need to be met to ensure that the award will continue throughout the 3-year award cycle:
A.    The awardee must attend the 2022 AAAAI Annual Meeting as well as the AAAAI Foundation Benefit dinner where the awardees are announced.
B.    An annual written progress report describing research efforts and other career development aspects as well as a summary of the allocation of the received funds (Due July of each award year)
C.    An annual report (Due July of each award year) from the awardee’s mentor/chair reviewing the progress of the awardee
D.    Acknowledgement of the AAAAI Foundation support when giving presentations or in any publications that result from the research conducted and sponsored by the award

In case the above requirements are not fulfilled, the AAAAI Foundation may elect to discontinue the award, in which case the recipient would be notified in writing, including the reason for this action and effective date of the discontinuation.

Important Information to Note
A.    Based on prior approval, the award may transfer with the principal investigator to another academic institution. The award cannot be transferred to another principal investigator.
B.    A selected awardee may apply for grant support from other sources, including NIH R01, PO1, and K-type grants during the award cycle
C.    The award is granted to the awardee’s institution to which the awardee will remain accountable. As such, the sponsor institution will be responsible for documenting its role in support of the research, including space and equipment.

Full application will be available July 12, 2022.

AAAAI/TMS Research Award in Mast Cells Disorders including Mastocytosis and/or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome
The AAAAI in conjunction with the The Mastocytosis Society is pleased to announce

The 2023 AAAAI/The Mastocytosis Society Research Award in Mast cells Disorders including Mastocytosis and/or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, a one-year award that provides $60,000 for salary and lab expenses. The application deadline is November 1, 2022.

The award supports research that will advance the understanding of Mast Cells Disorders including Mastocytosis and/or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Funding is restricted to support studies related to mast cells disorders including mastocytosis and/or mast cell activation syndrome.

Applicants may be at any level of research experience, however, at the time of application, the applicant must hold a MD, DO, or PhD and have a primary faculty appointment in an allergy/immunology division/section of an academic institution, be undertaking a project related to mast cells disorders including mastocytosis and/or mast cell activation syndrome, and have completed a training fellowship.

Applicants must be independent researchers for whom their institution must provide space and other resources customary for independent investigators. The application must convey the commitment of the institution to the applicant and the proposed research activities. Applicants must conduct their research at an allergy/immunology division or section in the United States. Applicants must be AAAAI members and a US citizen or permanent resident.

Applicants may be current recipients of NIH K08 awards but may not be current recipients of NIH R01 awards or be PI or Co-PI of a project on an NIH program project grant.

The funding term for the award is July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

Full application will be available July 12, 2022.

2023 AAAAI/ Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Third-Year Fellowship Food Allergy Research Award at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The AAAAI in conjunction with the Jaffe family Foundation is pleased to announce the 2023 AAAAI/ Elliot and Roslyn Jaffe Third-Year Fellowship Food Allergy Research Award at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, a one-year award that provides $65,000 for salary and lab expenses. The application deadline is November 1, 2022.

The objective of this award is to support the development of an academic food allergy research career of a third or fourth-year allergy/immunology fellow-in-training or gastroenterology fellow-in-training in the specialty of food allergy and immunology at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Funding is to support education and research endeavors in food allergy.

This award is directed toward a third or fourth-year fellow in training (MDs, MD/PhDs, and DOs) who is either certified or on track toward certification by the ABAI, or the ABP or ABIM gastroenterology specialty boards. Applicants must conduct their research at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Applicants must be an AAAAI In-training member. Applicants from outside Mount Sinai are strongly encouraged to apply.

The funding term for the award is July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024.

Full application will be available July 12, 2022.

2023 International Fellows-in-Training Travel Scholarships
International Fellows-in-Training Travel Scholarships are designed to financially assist research and non-research fellows and residents-in-training in allergy/immunology in attending the AAAAI's 2023 Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held February 24-27, 2023, in San Antonio, Texas, and will cover current research relevant to the field of Allergy/Immunology.

Program Goals
This program offers international allergy/immunology fellows-in-training the opportunity to attend the meeting and to:
•    Meet other allergists/immunologists and to learn from others’ experiences
•    Keep abreast of the current research in the field
•    Contribute to the scientific development of the field
•    Present original research at the AAAAI Annual Meeting

Eligibility
•    Grants are awarded to postdoctoral applicants in training in allergy/immunology who are within 7 years at the time of application of their latest doctoral degree and who are outside the U.S. and Canada; Residents of the U.S. and Canada should apply for a domestic travel grant.
•    The applicant is an International FIT Member of the AAAAI or has a completed membership application on file at the time of the submission of their 2023 International Fellows-in-Training Travel Scholarship application. Information about International FIT membership is available at http://www.aaaai.org/about-the-aaaai/aaaai-membership/international-in-training-and-phd-member.aspx.
•    No more than two scholarships will be provided to the same medical center.
•    Priority will be given to applicants who have not received a scholarship in the past.
•    Applicant must list the name and email address of an AAAAI Fellow, if their supervisor or program director is not an AAAAI Fellow.

Full application will be available July 12, 2022.

Honorary Awards

The Honorary Award program honors and recognizes significant contributions to the A/I specialty and/or the AAAAI.

Nominations for the 2024 Honorary Awards will open on July 12, 2022. The nomination site will close January 16, 2023. 

To access the online application system, you will need your AAAAI member login information. This is the same login you use to access membership specific information on the AAAAI website.

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.