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AXA Chairs 2024 Campaign is now open

2023-09-22 12:45:00

The AXA Research Fund supports academic projects that contribute to better understanding global risks in health, environment, socioeconomics.

The AXA Chair is a highly selective funding scheme intended to support significant advancements in the development of a research area within a host institution in line with the institution’s long-term strategy. It aims at creating a full-time academic position in the host institution and fostering a step-change in the career of the appointed AXA Professor. 

The AXA Chairholder is expected to spend their full time in the host Institution, and their publications will be issued in the name of the host institution during the chair duration. At equal level of excellence and transformational potential, preference will be given to institutions hiring a Chairholder from another Institution – but not necessarily from a foreign country. 

The AXA Chair is awarded for a period of 5 years (maximum). Up to 200 000€ per year can be allocated. The prospective Chairholder is expected to be PhD + 10 years minimum. 

Only one person per institution can apply, so please inform the ERGO (ergo@uni-corvinus.hu) of your intention to apply as soon as possible. 

The application is made in two steps. First, you must express your interest, which shall be indicated through an online application platform by the ERGO team member, who is the official institutional contact, the latest until October 5, 4 pm. This requires the candidate’s data, a short CV (3 pages) and the research program’s title and description (3000 characters including spaces). Full applications shall be elaborated by 20 November.


Only research projects with relevance to the below list will be considered for funding: 

Climate and Environment 

  • Adaptation to Climate Change
  • Biodiversity & Natural Capital Protection (including nature-based solutions)
  • Circular Economy
  • Climate Transition
  • Handling the Impact of Climate Change on Populations and on the Environment (including sustainable and resilient cities)
  • New Technologies Solutions applied to Climate and Environment (including natural catastrophes)
  • Planetary Boundaries
  • Pollution and its Management
  • Sustainable Resources Management (including notably food, water, and energy) 



  • Adaptation to Longevity and Aging 
  • Air Pollution and Health implications 
  • Inclusive Health & Healthcare
  • Mental Health & Neurogenerative diseases
  • New Technologies Solutions applied to Well-being, Prevention, & Personalized
  • Health
  • One Health / Planetary Health
  • Prevention and Management of Infectious Diseases & Epidemics
  • Prevention and Management of Chronic & Non-Communicable Diseases 


Socioeconomics and New Technologies 

  • Building an Inclusive and Diverse Society (including gender equality, social and economic inclusion)
  • Cyber Risk & Protection
  • Geopolitical Risks & Conflicts
  • Responsible Investment Strategies & Sustainable Finance (including financial inclusion)
  • Social Dimensions of Climate Change
  • Social and Economic Impacts of New Technologies (including AI and big data/quantum)
  • The Macroeconomic & Societal Role of Insurance 


You can find more information on the website and in the application guidelines 

The funded AXA projects are presented here 

If you have any questions or would like to submit an application, please contact ERGO team at ergo@uni-corvinus.hu. 

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