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Post-Doctoral Fellowships

  • Each year, the AXA Research Fund offers twenty-five (25) Post-Doctoral Fellowships to outstanding researchers 
  • Each grant amounts to a maximum of one hundred and thirty thousand euros (€130,000) for a duration of twenty-four (24) months.
  • To apply for these fellowships, host institutions must be registered in the AXA Research Fund’s database and located within the geographical scope (reviewed on a yearly basis) as stated in the below table.

    • The AXA Research Fund does not place restrictions on the nationality of the Junior Research Fellow.
    • Institutions selected are then invited to put forward nominees: it is their responsibility to identify and submit the names of the best possible candidates to participate in the Post-Doctoral Fellowships campaign
    • The AXA Research Fund does not accept unsolicited applications from individual applicants.
    • Please note that although a given candidate may be presented twice by the same institution, they cannot submit the same proposal twice.
    • The AXA Research Fund Scientific Board composed of international renowned academic and business experts oversees the applicant selection process. It validates the eligibility and selection criteria as well as the tools used to process the call for applications..
    • The AXA Research Fund partners with the European Science Foundation (ESF) to carry out the evaluation process. ESF is an established, independent and non-governmental organization dedicated to support science operation. ESF operates the review relying on the criteria defined by the AXA Research Fund. To know more about the European Science Foundation:  http://www.esf.org/ 
    • The AXA Research Fund has signed the Charter for European Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and thereby is particularly attentive to Institutions demonstrating their commitment to an attractive, supportive and stimulating environment in which to carry out research and recognizing the importance of providing its researchers with the training and means to be internationally and inter-sectorally competitive and mobile

Modus operandi

To find out more about the selection process for each type of funding and the dates of our annual funding campaigns, download the modus operandi.

Granted projects

€ 131 million committed, 449 research projects supported in 32 countries, 50 different nationalities.

Find out more about granted projects