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Organisation and governance

The Fund is made up of several different organs.

The Fund's team ensures liaison with institutions seeking funding: it receives applications and follows up on accepted projects.

The Scientific Board's mission is to select the projects to receive funding.
View composition of the Scientific Board

The Scientific Board relies on assessments made by a network of Experts who are internationally recognized in their fields.

The AXA Group's Management Committee, based on the recommendations of the Scientific Board, makes the ultimate decision on allocating funds.

The team

  • It is permanent
  • It implements the Fund's research policy and provides the contact point for academic institutions
  • It assures the writing up of contracts and follow-up with partners
  • It develops and strengthens networks of academic partners


The Scientific Board

  • It is composed of internationally renowned academics and AXA experts
  • It selects and assesses projects based on the recommendations of the network of Experts
  • It helps to build and develop the network of Experts


The network of Experts

  • It is composed of more than 800 internationally renowned scientists in the fields covered by the Fund
  • It assesses the projects submitted and makes recommendations to the Scientific Board


Granted projects

€ 149 million committed, 492 research projects supported in 33 countries, 51 different nationalities.

Find out more about granted projects


AXA is proud to have supported Jean Tirole, Chairman of TSE, who has just been awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics

French economist Jean Tirole, Chairman of TSE, has just won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics for his work on market regulation theory.

Science in Pictures: Science is Beautiful !

Watch Researchers supported by the AXA Research Fund showcase themselves... they look amazing! Through a video loop also available on youtube, discover 10 AXA Research Fellows' daily work as they strive to crack unsolved mysteries behind some of the risks that matter to us all!

How to obtain funding

Institutions and researchers: find out more about our grants.