In line with the vision of our Founder, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Ruler of Dubai, to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation, Al Jalila Foundation is committed to be a leader in medical research.

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

Our funding supports the brightest minds in biomedical research with the aim of improving healthcare in the UAE. We offer two research funding schemes: Fellowship and Seed Grants in the research areas of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, obesity, mental health, the coronavirus and other viral diseases.

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

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