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AXA Research Fund

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Our Mission

The AXA Research Fund was born out of the belief that science has a crucial role in responding to the most important issues facing our planet. AXA's scientific philanthropy initiative is committed to supporting science, contributing to societal progress and encouraging researchers to share their work with the larger public. The AXA Research Fund supports projects in the areas of Health, Environment, New Tech and Socio-Economics.

Key Figures

€179 Million committed
563 research projects funded
58 nationalities
in 35 countries

Research Fields


From natural hazards to climate change, urban resilience to the protection of our natural ecosystems, the AXA Research Fund is committed to finding solutions to protect our planet


The AXA Research Fund is dedicated to help reduce health risks, prevent pandemics, detect and treat chronic diseases and promote healthy ageing

New Tech

From data security to artificial intelligence, we work towards transforming the challenges of new technologies into opportunities

Socio- Economics

From the financial risks modeling to geopolitics of conflicts we support research for global economic development

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Our Scientific Board

Our scientific board is composed of top-tier academics and internal AXA experts who guarantee the independence, excellence and relevance of supported projects.

Thomas Kirkwood

President of the Scientific Board & Associate Dean for Ageing at Newcastle University - UK

Bina Agarwal

Professor of Development Economics and Environment at the University of Manchester - UK

Nihat Berker

President of Sabanci University, Istanbul (TK) & Emeritus Professor of Physics, MIT - USA

Maria A. Blasco

Director of the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre Head of the Telomeres and Telomerase Group - SP

Olivier Boucher

CNRS research director at the Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique - FR

Lawrence Lessig

Former Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University - USA & Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School - USA

Dominique Pestre

Professor, History of Science and Science in Society, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, EHESS - FR

Debra Roberts

Head of Environmental Planning and Climate Protection Department of eThekwini Municipality, Durban - SA

Jad Ariss

Head of Public Affairs & Corporate Responsibility, AXA Group

Stéphane Guinet

CEO of KAMET, AXA’s InsurTech incubator

Alban de Mailly Nesle

Group Chief Risk Officer and Responsible of the Group Insurance Office, AXA Group

Laurent Clavel

Head of Economics, AXA Investment Managers

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