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AXA Research Fund

AXA Chairs

All you need to know about the AXA Chairs

KEY INFORMATIONS

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Duration
An AXA Chair is awarded for an initial period of 5 years.
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Budget
120.000€ per year for 5 years maximum. It is the responsibility of the institution to submit a carefully calibrated budget, justified in a detailed and coherent manner.
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Prospective Chairholder
The prospective Chairholder is expected to be at least PhD + 10 years minimum, to be of the highest caliber and should have demonstrated outstanding research achievements.

WHAT IS AN AXA CHAIR ?

The AXA Chair is the premium funding scheme of the AXA Research Fund. It aims at :

  • creating a dedicated full-time senior academic position in an institution
  • supporting a significant acceleration in the development of a research field
  • fostering a step-change in the career of the appointed AXA Professor

ELIGIBILITY

Institutions

Academic Institutions located within countries belonging to the AXA Community are invited to apply. Please access the list of eligible countries here.

Prospective Chairholder

The prospective Chairholder is expected to be at least PhD + 10 years minimum, to be of the highest caliber and should have demonstrated outstanding research achievements.

Research program

The research program should demonstrate its scientific originality and innovative nature.

How to Apply?

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Step 1: Expression of interest
Please submit prospective chairholder’s name, PhD date, title of the research program and one-page description of the research project to chairs@axa.com
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Step 2: Full application
Please submit a full application in English by the deadline. Application received after the deadline won’t be eligible.
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Step 3: Rebuttal
Candidates will have the opportunity to respond the reviewers' comments before their application are submitted to the AXA Research Fund's Scientific Board.
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Step 4: Video presentation
A 3 minutes video presentation of the prospective Chairholder and of the research program.

Key Dates

Spring campaign – April 2018

  1. Expression of interestApril 13th, 2018

  2. Full applicationJune 13th, 2018

  3. RebuttalSeptember 3rd – September 10th ,2018

  4. Video presentationSeptember 10th, 2018

  5. Results announcementNovember 30th, 2018

Key Dates

Fall campaign – October 2018

  1. Expression of interestOctober 15th, 2018

  2. Full applicationNovember 22nd, 2018

  3. RebuttalFebruary 13th – February 20th, 2019

  4. Video presentationFebruary 20th, 2019

  5. Results announcementApril 30th, 2019

For any enquiries please contact

Chairs@axa.com