The Allergists’ Foundation Community Grant Program

The Allergists’ Foundation has reimagined its programming to empower community practicing allergists on the front lines of patient care.

We are looking for new ideas and innovative solutions that address barriers to asthma and allergy care, particularly in underserved populations.

“Today more than ever, practicing allergists play a critical role in ensuring the health and well-being of our communities. Our Community Grant Program is designed to inspire creative, innovative approaches to addressing the many challenges faced by community practicing allergists. We’re looking for projects that have a clinical application and the potential to improve the care for allergy and asthma in every community.”

–Stanley Fineman, MD, MBA, FACAAI, president of The Allergists’ Foundation

As an active member of the College*, you can apply for a grant to fund a special project that will impact the lives of those who are in greatest need.

The Foundation will award $100,000 in grants in 2021 to support novel/innovative ideas to address challenges faced by community practicing allergists. The two types of grants are:

  1. Planning/exploratory projects (up to $10,000, for 12 months) to address issues that have not been fully explored, for which we need data gathering.
  2. Implementation grants (up to $25,000, for 12–24 months) for projects in which preliminary data has been gathered and initial planning has taken place. This will help take the work to the “next level.”

Ready to apply?

Read the Funding Opportunity Notice and submit a Letter of Inquiry describing your project. If selected, you’ll be invited to submit a full proposal. Letters of inquiry are due January 15, 2021

*All active ACAAI physician members in the United States and Canada, including Fellows-in-Training in accredited programs, are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to physicians in early stages of their careers (in training or within 10 years of practice).

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