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 supported 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. Find out more about the projects supported by the fund

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 

Applications are now invited for round 2 of the Fund, which will focus on the transmission and pathogenesis of coronaviruses and other respiratory viruses. Imperial researchers wishing to apply for funding can find application information on the Research Office website