AXA Research Fund
Call for Post-Doctoral Fellowship Proposals.
The AXA Research Fund is seeking to support post-doctoral research geared towards assessing, identifying, quantifying, and understanding the impact climate change has on human health and exploring solutions to mitigate these new health risks.
The AXA Research Fund will look for innovative and transdisciplinary research projects, at local, regional, or global scale, in urban or rural contexts, which will focus on the following areas:
Climate change’s impact14 on infectious (dengue, malaria, zoonoses…) and other communicable diseases.
Climate change’s impact15 on non-communicable (such as chronic) diseases.
Innovative modeling methods and tools for assessing climate change’s risks and impacts on health considering regional differences in exposure and vulnerability.
Novel approaches aimed at sustaining adequate supply of safe food and water in the wake of climate change and biodiversity loss.
Transformative approaches to make cities healthier and more sustainable – notably through air quality, housing, energy, water, sanitation, and transportation systems as well as nature-based solutions – under climate and environmental impacts.
Innovative responses to help health systems cope with the impacts of infectious diseases, heat stress and other climate-related risks as well as the trauma associated with extreme events
Maximum Project Value
An AXA Fellowship is awarded for a maximum amount of 125,000€ in total, to be spent over the two years. It is the applicant’s responsibility to submit a carefully calibrated budget, appropriate for the ambition of the research program and justified in a detailed and coherent manner. The budget will help cover:
Annual salary of the researcher (based on institution internal policy).
Equipment/resources (databases, survey costs, consumables, etc.), academic activities (conferences, workshops, fieldwork, etc.)
Outreach activities (beyond academic audiences).
Any other type of costs not listed above should be justified in the application template. No overhead costs are eligible. No additional budget will be granted. Budget reallocation during an ongoing project must be strongly justified.
Host institutions will be expected to participate in the AXA Fellowship’s general funding with studentships, PhD support and material resources related to the research program. There is no minimum requirement on the institution’s contribution. However, a larger contribution naturally makes the proposal more attractive. The institution’s participation should be detailed in the budget section of the application form. Grants should not substitute for the host institution’s responsibilities vis-à-vis its researchers. As a result, the grant cannot be used to procure basic laboratory equipment.
The AXA Research Fund will formalize its support through a sponsorship agreement to be signed with the host institution.
Only one application may be submitted by the University of Guelph. If required, applications will be adjudicated with input from the AVP Research Services and/or Research Services Co
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
Please submit the completed EOI form along with a signed OR-5 form to email@example.com.
Please note: only one application may be submitted by the University of Guelph. If required, applications will be adjudicated with input from the AVP Research Services and/or Research Services Council.
Applicant to submit EOI through the AXA RF platform by 10am ET (4pm Paris time).
Please note: You will receive an email confirming that your EOI has been submitted. If you don’t receive the email, please check your spam folder or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicant to submit full proposal on the ESF platform by 10am ET (4pm Paris time).
How to Apply
For full program details and how to apply, please visit the AXA Fellowships Program web-page.