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AXA Research Fund

AXA Chairs

All you need to know about the AXA Chairs

KEY INFORMATIONS

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Duration
An AXA Chair is awarded for a period of 5 years.
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Budget
200.000€ per year for 5 years maximum. It is the responsibility of the institution to submit a carefully calibrated budget, justified in a detailed and coherent manner.
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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.

WHAT IS AN AXA CHAIR ?

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

ELIGIBILITY

Institutions

Host institutions must be registered in the AXA Research Fund’s database

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.

How to Apply?

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Step 1: Expression of interest
Please submit prospective chairholder’s short CV, title of the research program and one-page description of the research project to chairs@axa.com. Institutions are allowed to submit only one candidate.
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Step 2: Full application
Please submit a full application in English by the deadline. Application received after the deadline won’t be eligible.
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Step 3: Rebuttal
Candidates will have the opportunity to respond the reviewers' comments before their application are submitted to the AXA Research Fund's Scientific Board.
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Step 4: Video presentation
A 3 minutes video presentation of the prospective Chairholder and of the research program.

Chair Application Guidelines 2019

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Key Dates

Fall campaign – Octoberl 2018

  1. Expression of interestOctober 22nd, 2018

  2. Full applicationNovember 26th, 2018

  3. RebuttalFebruary 13th - 20th, 2019

  4. Video presentationFebruary 20th, 2019

  5. Results announcementApril 30th, 2019

Key Dates

Spring campaign – April 2019

  1. Expression of interestApril 22nd, 2019

  2. Full applicationJune 21st, 2019

  3. RebuttalSeptember 9th - 16th, 2019

  4. Video presentationSeptember 16th, 2019

  5. Results announcementNovember 30th, 2019

For any enquiries please contact

Chairs@axa.com