The AXA Research Fund offers up to 25 Post-Doctoral Fellowships to outstanding researchers. All research institutions willing to host Post-Doctoral Fellowship candidates that are registered in the AXA Research Fund database will be receiving our two bottom-up calls for applications.

Fellowship value: up to €130,000

Duration: 18 to 24 month

Research areas:

  • Environmental Risks
  • Climate change.
  • Natural hazards & disaster risk reduction.
  • Urbanization & Resilience, Transport and Road Safety.
  • Sustainable Food and Water Management.
  • Life Risks
  • Ageing, dependency and long-term care.
  • Chronic diseases.
  • Well-being and prevention.
  • Public Health & healthcare systems.
  • Socio-economic Risks
  • Insurance and its influence on the Macroeconomic environment.
  • Geopolitics and the dynamics of international relations.
  • Sustainability of public & private welfare systems.
  • Future of financial markets (low interest rate environment, climate economics).
  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • The technological revolution’s Social & economic impact (Medical digitization,
  • Health innovation, Energy transition, Finance, Internet of Things, Social
  • Networks).
  • Tools and novel approaches to scientific modelling (Bioinformatics, Data
  • Science).
  • Data privacy & Cyber-security, ethics, values & regulation.
  • Artificial intelligence & learning.
  • Human behaviors and cyber-physical interactions.


Host Institutions

  • The AXA Research Fund partners with academic institutions only.
  • Host institutions must be registered in the AXA Research Fund’s database.


  • Only applicants without a permanent academic position are eligible.
  • The applicant must have been awarded the first PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) before the beginning of the Post-Doctoral grant and within the 3 years preceding the deadline for the submission of their research proposal.
  • The eligibility period may be extended for up to 6 years in the event of documented career breaks.
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization AXA Research Fund
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country France
Subject areas Environmental, Social
Fellowship amount €130,000
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline May 15, 2017

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