AXA Chairs Grants 2024

Deadline: 5th of October, 2023

The AXA Research Fund works to accelerate scientific dissemination and support the promotion of its grantees’ expertise and research outcomes. In addition to financial support, the Fund assists researchers’ outreach efforts by engaging the community of grantees with nonscientific audiences and media partnerships. Ultimately, the goal is the dissemination of scientific knowledge towards better informing decision-making. The AXA Grants supports researches in the following fields:

  • Environment and Climate
  • Health
  • Socio-Economies and New Technology

An AXA Chair is awarded for a period of 5 years. The AXA Chair is the premium funding scheme of the AXA Research Fund. It aims at:

  • creating a dedicated full-time senior academic position in an institution
  • supporting a significant acceleration in the development of a research field
  • fostering a step-change in the career of the appointed AXA Professor


  • Up to 200.000€ per year for 5 years maximum


  • Institutions

Host institutions must be registered in the AXA Research Fund’s database. Host Institutions can submit only one candidate for the whole institution(and not one per department, faculty or laboratory).

  • Prospective Chairholder

The prospective Chairholder is expected to be at least PhD + 10 years minimum, to be of the highest caliber and should have demonstrated outstanding research achievements.

  • Research program

The research program should demonstrate its scientific originality and innovative nature.


  • Step 1: Expression of interest : Please submit through our online application platform: details about the candidate (birth date and PhD defence date), short CV (3 pages) and research programme’s title and description (3000 characters including spaces).
  • Step 2: Full application : Candidate will be invited to submit a full application through our online application platform.Application must be submitted in English by the deadline. Application received after the deadline won’t be eligible.
  • Step 3: Rebuttal: Candidates will have one week to respond to the reviewers’ comments before their application are submitted to the AXA Research Fund’s Scientific Board.
  • Step 4: Online Q&A session with the Scientific Board’s members :For shortlisted candidates only.

Click here to apply 

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