Funding research that leads to the prevention and cure of
asthma and allergic and immunologic disease



Faculty Development Award

Grant Program

Each year, the Foundation grants Faculty Development Awards of $240,000 each, paid out over three years. These Awards support the career development of junior faculty members in the specialty of allergy, asthma and immunology through basic and clinical research.

Our goal is to grant three Faculty Development Awards in 2020 with funds raised through the 2019 Grow Allergy and Immunology Now - GAIN - Campaign. Your support in 2019 will lead to more research in 2020. Please consider making a gift today!                                                                                     


Selection Process

Award recipient decisions are made by the AAAAI Foundation Council in consultation with the AAAAI Board of Directors. These decisions are based upon the recommendations of the AAAAI Grant Review Committee. The awards will be publicly announced at the 2020 AAAAI Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Award recipients are notified in January.


Submission Information

To access the award applications, you will need your member log-in information. Applications are submitted online by clicking the Application Website link below. The submission site closes at 11:59 pm CT on the award deadline date.

If an award application requires a letter(s) of reference and the letter(s) is/are to be considered confidential, please forward the letter(s) to Sabine Gifford at the AAAAI Executive Office, 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202 or

AAAAI Foundation awards are administered by the AAAAI Grant Review Committee under the auspices of the AAAAI Foundation. Award candidates are selected at the discretion of the committee with the approval of the AAAAI Foundation Council and the AAAAI Board of Directors. On occasion, if too few applications are submitted, the AAAAI Foundation 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.


AAAAI Foundation Online Application Process

This is the same system used for AAAAI abstract submissions. If you have submitted an abstract to the AAAAI, please use your username and password to automatically populate the site with your demographic information.

Applicants are requested to upload their application as one single file.

If you have questions about the application process or other AAAAI Grants and Awards, contact Sabine Gifford or (414) 272-6071.