The mission of the AXA Research Fund is to support academic institutions hosting outstanding researchers committed to improving people’s life by carrying out cutting-edge and innovative research dealing with global societal challenges related to Life & Health, Data & Technology, Climate & Environment and Economics & Insurance.
Life & Health
-Demographics, longevity and aging
-Prevention, personalized health and behavior change (incl. NCDs…)
-Population health management
Data & Technology
-Artificial intelligence, data science & machine learning
-Cyber risk & protection
-Robotics, automation & autonomous vehicles
Climate & Environment
-Risk modelling of natural hazards & weather events
-Sustainable resource management
Economics and Insurance
-Systemic risk and macro-economic and societal role of insurance
-Geopolitical & country risk
About the AXA Research Fund
The AXA Research Fund is the scientific philanthropy initiative of global insurance leader AXA dedicated to boosting scientific discoveries that contribute to societal progress.
Facts and Figures
Created in 2007
563 Research projects supported
Researchers of 58 nationalities in 35 countries
€179 millions committed
We also encourage researchers to engage with the general audience and feed the public debate
- By promoting the AXA Fellows’ public engagement toward a broad audience and in the media, through a lively community management
- By fostering scientific exchanges and knowledge-sharing in society, to enlighten decision making on risks related issues
The AXA Research Fund supports academic innovation carried out by top-tier researchers all over the world. It provides researchers with the means and freedom to complete their work successfully, so that they feel encouraged to explore new avenues.
The awarding of grants is based on strict academic criteria, following a transparent and rigorous selection process, which is overseen by a Scientific Board mainly composed of well-known senior academics, and presided by Prof. Tom Kirkwood (Newcastle University, UK).
The AXA Research Fund aims to foster scientific research on risks which are among the most important challenges faced by societies in today’s world. Through innovative philanthropic partnerships, the Fund supports leading researchers and academic institutions across the world and contributes to developing the dialogue between science, the private sector and civil society.
Discover AXA’s support to scientific research, beyond just funding
Watch this video to learn more about AXA Research Fund's work over the last 12 months, supporting scientists dedicated to help us all live a better life.