Al Jalila Foundation

Al Jalila Foundation launches a new grant cycle

Al Jalila Foundation, a philanthropic healthcare organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical innovation, has announced the launch of a new grant cycle to support cancer research in the UAE.

The new cycle, which will award grants to UAE scientists, is in line with the Dubai Academic Health Corporation’s (DAHC) vision to improve human health. It also strengthens Dubai’s position as a leading destination for medical education, research and scientific innovation.

Al Jalila Foundation invites applications for two years of cancer research to meet local and regional needs. The new grant cycle will provide up to AED 300,000 to support basic science, translational and clinical research projects. The grants are open to UAE citizens and residents, provided they conduct research in the UAE. Applicants must also hold positions in UAE universities, research or clinical institutions.

According to the Foundation’s statement, applications will be assessed through an independent international peer review process, which will be overseen by a scientific advisory committee. The committee will consist of specialised experts in the region who will work with an international panel of experts to award research grants to the most deserving scientists.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide, accounting for one in six deaths. The burden of cancer continues to grow worldwide, placing an enormous physical, emotional and financial strain on individuals, families, communities and health systems.  Cancer research – to detect, detect, prevent and treat the disease – is integral to progress in understanding the fundamental biology of cancer and new prevention measures, tests and treatments.

Since 2013, Al Jalila Foundation has awarded over AED 28 million in research grants in a number of areas, including cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Applications are open until 16 January, 2023. Scientists interested to apply for a research grant can visit Al Jalila Foundation’s website

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