04 April 2020 – Facilitated funding applications for COVID-19 research

This item is sourced from COVID-19 Policy Watch co-ordinated by Policy. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Type of Intervention: Research
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Level of Jurisdiction: National
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Overview: One of the major research funding bodies; King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST) established a fast-tracked process for certain scientific research to combat novel Coronavirus pandemic, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Saudi Health Council and the Saudi Center for Disease Prevention and Control (SaudiCDC).

The funding bodies will prioritize research ideas focusing on vaccine development, artificial intelligence and genetics. Furthermore, KACST will allow approved projects to utilize all KACST facilities and laboratories.
Full details here: https://www.my.gov.sa/wps/portal/snp/pages/news/newsDetails/CONT-news-050420201