Dubai has already set the standard for the service industry. It is the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum that we build on these successes to be one of the leaders in medical research. To reach this goal, we are establishing one of the largest independent medical research centers in the region scheduled to open in 2018.

A rapidly growing population means a growing need for medical capacity. At Al Jalila Foundation we will work to discover innovative solutions to address the medical challenges of the future.

Our funding will support the brightest minds in biomedical research with the aim of improving healthcare in the UAE. Launched on 2 April 2014, we offer two research funding schemes: Fellowship and Seed Grants in the research areas of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and mental health.

For information on our grant schemes including the application process please contact

Seed Grants

In line with Al Jalila Foundation strategic goal to support the brightest researchers, our seed grants give researchers the opportunity to address important questions about health and disease in the UAE. The programme provides grants up to AED 300,000 to support basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. read more

Fellowship Grants

Al Jalila Foundation is committed to provide funding for deserving medical professionals, including students, who are keen to pursue professional attachments with an institution of international repute with the aim to migrate global best practices to the UAE. read more