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Our mission

Ezra Suleiman
« The AXA Research Fund was created to encourage scientific research that would contribute to understanding and preventing environmental, life, and socio-economic risks. »

Prof. Ezra Suleiman
Former President of the AXA Research Fund's Scientific Board

Through research, protection

Protecting its clients and the community from risks is at the core of AXA's purpose.
Convinced that researching today will help better protecting tomorrow, the AXA Group has created the AXA Research Fund in 2007.

Its mission is to boost scientific progress and discoveries that contribute to understand and better prepare against environmental, life and socio-economic risks.

It thus fosters innovative world-class research on those major risks, by:


Providing outstanding researchers with the best possible working conditions

Grantees assessed by well-recognized referees and an independent Scientific Board composed of world class experts

Robust and transparent selection processes


Contributing to the development of highly competitive institutions

Contributing by giving substantial amounts that make a true difference


Boosting a living research community committed to a better understanding of major risks

The results of research are publicly available.

AXA doesn't own intellectual property of research results. The Fund does therefore not launch nor support contractual research, i.e. AXA dedicated business research.

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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.