AXA Research Funds 2015-2016 Post-Doctoral Fellowships Campaign
The mission of the AXA Research Fund is to fund academic research dedicated to a better understanding of important hazards, risks and threats and current global societal challenges within three clusters: socioeconomic risks, environmental risks and life risks. Each year, the AXA Research Fund offers twenty-five (25) Post-Doctoral Fellowships to outstanding researchers. Each grant amounts one hundred and thirty thousand euros (€130,000) for duration of twenty-four (24) months.
In that perspective, the AXA Research Fund operates a bottom-up call for application addressed to research institutions of laboratories registered within the AXA Research Fund database and willing to host Post-Doctoral Fellowship candidates. 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.
Those candidates will subsequently be expected to submit an application presenting their research project, to be carried out at the host institution that nominated them.
Interested parties are advised that the Call for Applications for the 2015-2016 Post-Doctoral Fellowships will open on 12 October 2015 until 13 November 2015. This year, the AXA Research Fund will grant 25 Fellowships for an individual amount of EUR 130,000 over 2 years.
In the first stage of applications, institutions must announce on the AXA Research Fund’s platform their intent to propose candidates for the campaign, specify the research field(s) in which they are looking for support and submit a description of strengths and characteristics of the Institution. Institutions will then be informed of the number of applicants they may propose (between 0 and 4).
(Deadline: 13 Nov.)
To know more about the AXA Research Fund: http://axa-research.org/. To know more about the European Science Foundation: http://www.esf.org/.
More information can be accessed online. [PDF]
Interested candidates from the University of Malta, who wish to propose a post-doctoral researcher, at this stage, are kindly requested to contact the Project Support Office by email to discuss the participation in the call.