Al Jalila Foundation Seed Grants and Fellowships for Emirati and International Students in UAE, 2017

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Al Jalila Foundation is delighted to invite applications from UAE scientists and students to apply for medical research grants and fellowships for 2017-2018 academic year. Seed Grants are available to all nationalities whereas fellowships are available to Emirati students.

The global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical innovation and research aims to improve healthcare in the UAE by supporting talented biomedicine academics in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and mental health.

Al Jalila Foundation promotes medical education and research by investing in the UAE’s medical treatment capabilities; it provides scholarships to nurture a home-grown generation of medical professionals and supports ground-breaking research that addresses health challenges prevalent in the region.

Course Level: Grants are Fellowships are available to pursue research.

Study Subject: Grants and Fellowships are awarded in the areas of cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity and mental health.

Scholarship Award: Seed Grants: The programme provides grants up to AED 300,000 to support basic science, translational, or clinical research projects.

Research Training Support: For a period of up to one year with a maximum value of AED 200,000.

Number of Scholarships: Two international fellowship options are available

Scholarship can be taken in UAE

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship.

Researchers are invited to apply for seed grants of up to AED 300,000 over a 2-year period, which will give them the opportunity to investigate regional health issues through basic science, applied, or clinical research projects. The grants are available to all nationalities, provided the research is conducted in the UAE. Applicants should hold positions at local universities, research institutions or hospitals/clinics and will be assessed through an international peer review process.

The fellowships are available exclusively to Emirati biomedical students and professionals, offering them the opportunity to train at world-renowned institutions and centres of excellence.  Two international fellowship options are available: a Student Elective Fellowship of up to AED 50,000 supporting a 3-month placement and a Research Training Fellowship of up to AED 200,000 supporting a year-long placement.

Nationality: Seed Grants are available to all nationalities whereas fellowships are available to Emirati students.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have their previous degree.

English language Requirements: Applicants from outside the home country will often need to meet specific English language/other language requirements in order to be able to study there.

Scholarships in UAE

How to Apply: Application forms given below:

Seeds Grants: Application Form

Fellowships: Application Form

Application Deadline: The application deadline for the fellowships is April 30, 2017, and for seed grants May 15, 2017. Fellowship recipients will be announced on June 15, 2017, and the seed grant recipients by October 20, 2017.

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