We are immensely grateful to our Founder, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for championing innovation and research, and for establishing Al Jalila Foundation.
Research provides a gateway to discovering new knowledge, advancing medical breakthroughs, and propelling economic development. In line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed’s vision we have established a research institute within Al Jalila Foundation headquarters, a AED 200 million state-of-the-art facility, as a regional hub for medical research.
The UAE’s first independent multi-disciplinary medical research institute will bring together leading local and international scientists to work together to discover solutions for the region’s biggest health challenges: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity and mental health. The institute will also collaborate with renowned research institutions around the world to foster international scientific partnerships, nurture home-grown biomedical researchers to strengthen best practices in the region.
Since our inception in 2013, Al Jalila Foundation has created opportunities to increase innovative, impactful research by funding 95 biomedical research projects and 8 international research fellowships with a total investment of AED 25 million. Our research is focused on cutting-edge translational research and we seek to identify causes of disease and to build on basic and clinical research findings to develop innovative prevention and treatment strategies. It gives me immense pride to present Al Jalila Foundation Research Grants Portfolio; here you will find all the information on our grant recipients and an overview of their research projects.
Research is a life-long commitment and a responsibility we take seriously. A responsibility to our Founder who has entrusted us with his vision. Responsibility to our donors who have empowered us to fulfill our mission. And responsibility to the people we serve: be it a hopeful patient, an aspiring student or a pioneering scientist.
Medical research has the potential to save lives and the new research institute will pave the way for advancements in medicine, giving hope to patients and safeguarding the health of our children, and children’s children.
May I take this opportunity to pay special recognition to each one of our grant recipients for their unwavering commitment to research and our philanthropic partners for their dedication to transform lives.
Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama
Chief Executive Officer
Member of the Board of Directors
Al Jalila Foundation