The AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE focuses on the research in the causes of autoimmune diseases. Based on this background, AIRA is primarily interested in funding basic, academic research. It further focuses on clinical research cooperations to develop therapeutic concepts and to design assays for early and reliable diagnostics.

AIRA awards grants on the basis of the scientific merit of the proposed research and the relevance of the research to improving our understanding of autoimmune diseases. The main criterion for evaluation of the application is the potential for the proposed research to improve the general understanding, diagnosis, prognosis and therapy of the disease process in autoimmune diseases.

In consideration of this philosophy, the AESKU.KIPP INSTITUTE funds grants for projects with interdisciplinary approaches.