Facilitating world-class research
The University may submit one proposal only under AXA’s Chairs Programme. The University proposes to lodge its application for the 22 October 2018 deadline.
Chairs endowed by the AXA Research Fund aim at creating a position to attract one or more world-class researchers to the host institution. The chairs are AXA professorships. Please download the AXA Chairs 2018 EOI Form, consult the AXA 2018/19 guidelines and refer to the internal timetable and processes below.
The chair holder(s) may combine teaching activities with research work, in compliance with the policy of the hosting institution.
Unlike in previous calls only a single scheme is offered.
AXA offers 5 years’ funding at €200,000 per year to support the chair. The budget is expected to be used to cover the chair holder’s salary and any expenditure directly related to the chair’s research programme.
Please note the AXA Research Fund does not cover infrastructure or overhead costs.
The University is able to make an appointment at a higher level of remuneration, but are expected to cover the difference. See the AXA 2018/19 guidelines for details of eligible and ineligible costs. While AXA is amenable to other sources of funding, preferably University or public funding, being used to supplement their funds, they wish to ensure that the chairs retain the AXA Professor title.
Applications must be in one of AXA's research fields:
• Demographics, longevity and aging
• Well-being, prevention, personalized health
• Management of chronic & non-communicable diseases
• Robotics, automation & autonomous vehicles
• Artificial intelligence, data science & machine learning
• Cyber risk & protectionEnvironment
• Urban resilience
• Sustainable resource management
• Behavioural economics
• Social & Financial inclusion
• Responsible investment strategies & sustainable finance
• Efficiency of healthcare systems
The AXA Chair Scheme is intended to support a significant step change in the development of a research area within a host institution and to contribute in a distinctive way to the development of that research area. It is not intended to be replacement funding for existing positions.
The AXA research fund seeks to fund scientific excellence, and innovative and ground-breaking research.
The research project will be evaluated by peer review and selected by the International Scientific Board.
a. Host institution
b. Research laboratory
The University may submit one (1) proposal only under AXA’s 2018/19 Chairs Programme. Initial departmental expressions of interest are due with Jennifer Lockie no later than 4pm, 8 October 2018. Please download the brief expression of interest (EOI) form. Please signal your intention to submit an EOI to Jennifer Lockie no later than 4pm, 1 October 2018.
Research Services contactsJennifer Lockie, 01865 (6)16508.Daniel Blakey, 01865 (6)16514