The AXA Research Fund seeks to support scientists of the highest caliber and potential whose research projects are innovative and transformative. The Fund also strives to catalyze a step-change in the career of its supported researchers through funding, public engagement, and increased collaboration.
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, our goal is the dissemination of scientific knowledge towards better informing decision-making.
Composed of top-tier scientists from a variety of research fields, the Scientific Board ensures the selection of research projects, following a rigorous process of academic pre-screening and peer review, to select some of the best researchers with high transformative potential, from top academic institutions. The Scientific Board is responsible for the transparency and the integrity of the selection process.
President of the Scientific Board and Head of the Sustainable and Resilient City Initiatives function in eThekwini Municipality, Durban - SA
CNRS research director at the Laboratoire de météorologie dynamique - FR
Professor of Public Health Medicine, University of Cambridge
Former Director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University - USA & Roy L. Furman Professor of Law at Harvard Law School - USA
Professor Emeritus of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and IT Ethics at Sorbonne University - FR
Professor of Gerontology at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Health Sciences - Tampere University - FI
Deputy Vice-President of International Cooperation of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) - ES
The Advisory Board, composed of C-suite AXA Group business leaders, provides inputs on broad strategic development and research fields to be developed.
AXA Group Chief Communication, Brand and Corporate Responsibility Officer
AXA Group Chief Operating Officer
Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer and Member of the Management Committee of the AXA Group
AXA Group Chief Risk Officer
AXA Group Chief Economist
Chief Executive Officer of AXA UK & Ireland
Regional Director for Southern Europe of AXA XL
The team is responsible for the definition and implementation of the Fund’s strategy, ensuring the development of strong partner relationships with the community of AXA-supported researchers and their academic institutions, and developing communication and dissemination initiatives.
Head of the AXA Research Fund and Group Foresight
Head of Scientific Philanthropy and Health Partnerships
Head of Communications
Personal Assistant AXA Research Fund and Group Foresight
Digital and Media Partnerships
Partnership Manager, Climate and Environment
Partnership Manager, Socio-Economics