The Jameel Fund for Infectious Disease Research and Innovation

Researching a vaccine for COVID-19

The Jameel Fund for Infectious Disease Research and Innovation was announced in April 2021 to drive innovative approaches to tackling the global threat posed by infectious diseases.

Supported by donations from Community Jameel, the fund will provide grants of up to $65,000 for short-term, high-impact projects that advance our ability to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat coronaviruses and other infectious diseases.  

The first round of funding will support projects starting in August 2021 that are focused on the transmission of coronaviruses, including COVID-19, SARS and MERS, and the pathogenesis of these diseases. Applications will open Tuesday 20 April and the deadline for research proposal submissions is Wednesday 26 May. Approved projects are expected to be announced in the last week of June.

Research teams working on complementary research projects at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah will also be funded, with a view to strengthening research collaborations between Imperial and Saudi universities in this field. 

How to apply for funding through the Jameel Fund for Infectious Disease Research and Innovation 

Imperial researchers wishing to apply for funding can find application information on the Research Office website