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AXA Research Fund

Grants for research on environmental risks related to natural disasters and climate change

Principal Office: France

AXA is a global group of companies engaged in insurance businesses and financial investment. Based in France and operating internationally, the AXA group is among the world’s largest financial companies.

The AXA Research Fund was created in 2008 with the purpose of helping to understand and prevent environmental, life, and socio-economic risks. The Fund makes grants to support research in risk management.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Environmental Risks. AXA’s interests in environmental risk include climate change, natural hazards, and human-driven environmental changes.

Research should contribute to one or more of the following topics:

  • Risk identification and definition;
  • Risk assessment and measurement;
  • Risk modeling;
  • Risk mitigation;
  • Decision-making processes when facing risks; and
  • Risk prevention.

About programs

APPLICATION: The AXA Fund invites applications for academic Chairs and Post-Doctoral Fellowships.

Applications for Chairs and Fellowships are submitted by universities and other research institutions in eligible countries, including several countries of the developing world. The institutions pre-register in order to compete for available funding.

The research institutions manage the pre-selection of applicants before choosing finalist proposals to be submitted to AXA.

The Fund’s website offers details about its application requirements, processes, calendars, and supporting information.

Key information about AXA Research Fund grants

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

The following developing countries are eligible for Chairs and Fellowships, applying the geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam

East Asia: China

South Asia: India

Eurasia and Central Asia: Turkey

Eastern Europe and Russia: Albania, Belarus, Croatia, Macedonia Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine

Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates

Sub-Saharan Africa:  Cameroon, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa

Latin America and Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico

The website of the AXA Research Fund is available in French and English.

FAQ provide helpful insights and tips on how to write an AXA Research Fund grant an application.

The Fund offers a database and world map of its funded projects. Although most projects to date are based at institutions in Europe, they include several which focus on risks important for populations of the developing world.