AXA Research Fund
- Protecting vulnerable populations from epidemics and catastrophes, including COVID-19: be it migrants,informal settlements, workers in the informal economy, isolated people, people with disabilities, the elderly
- Improving data collection and quality in health: how can data and technology help us get out of the crisis, understand it and mitigate it? How can it inform future containment and epidemic control
- Understanding the effects of confinement and social distancing: what are the effects of confinement and social distancing on society and households? What are the mental health consequences? The social and domestic repercussions?
- Early warning and preparedness: how do we re-enforce our health infrastructure and ecosystem(including medical devices and drug supply) to be better prepared and how do we protect our health workers and caregivers?
- Preserving the environment and our health: connections between climate change, biodiversity loss and the origin of viral disease including socioeconomic dynamics leading to infectious disease outbreaks and sanitary crisis; Learnings from COVID-19 for mitigating future related crises in climate and biodiversity
Applicants should be of the highest caliber and have demonstrated outstanding research achievements, as evidenced by the usual indicators for assessing academic excellence such as research outputs (e.g. publications), research activities (e.g. organizing networks, being involved in communities) and research impact (e.g. policy report, specific recognition through awards, etc.). The AXA grant aims at supporting mid-career researchers between PhD + 6 years and PhD + 10 years maximum.
The project calls are global, however, the AXA Research Fund partners with academic institutions only. Preference will be given to pre-established partnerships. Institutions can present only one candidate per Institution’s department (meaning from the same Institution, one candidate can be put forward by the department of economics, biology...). If 2 candidates or more are put forward by the same Institution’s department, all candidates from the department will be dismissed. Institutions hosting an AXA Chair cannot request for an extra grant for a researcher working on the AXA Chairholder's team.
Maximum Project Value
- Annual salary of the researcher (based on institution internal policy)
- Salary of PhD students, Post-Docs, research assistants working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator
- Equipment/ resources (databases, survey costs, consumables, etc.), academic activities (conferences,workshops, fieldwork, etc.)
- Outreach activities (beyond academic audiences).
This exceptional AXA grant is awarded for a period between 12 and 24 months. Longer durations should be precisely justified and should not exceed 36 months in total. Projects selected for funding are expected to start between July and November 2020. Early results should be given in the following 12 months.
Please refer to the Office of Research COVID 19 web-page for directives related to research activities at the University of Guelph.
If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.
How to Apply
For more details on the how to apply, please refer to the guidelines on their website.
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