AXA Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowships
To: Chairs, Departments in the Biological, Social and Physical Sciences
From: Heather Daniels, Graduate School
Date: February 1, 2012
Subject:AXA Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowships
Notification of intent to submit is due on Wednesday, February 8; Deadline for internal competition is Tuesday, February 14.
The Post-Doctoral work financed by the ARF must fall within the scope of one of the
themes identified by the AXA Scientific Board. The themes for 2012 are identified below,
• Life risks
o Aging and long term care
o Biomedical risk
o Addictions and risky behaviours
• Socio Economic Risks
o Geopolitical risks
o Macro-economic and systemic financial risks
o Individual and collective behaviours when facing uncertainties
o Large corporate risks
• Environmental risks
o Climate change
o Natural hazards
o Human driven environmental changes
The AXA Research Fund does not fund clinical research or research projects meant for
The AXA Research Fund, for ethical reasons, does not fund research in the following areas:
• research violating national regulations
• research having direct military use
• research having potentially dangerous environmental impact
• biomedical research led without the informed consent of the donor
• research on embryo stem cells
• processing of private personal data without the informed consent of the concerned (incl. genetic information)
• research activities aiming at human cloning
Awards will be for up to 120,000 euros in total direct costs for a period of two years.
Candidates who are citizens of one of
- the EU member states, or
- one of the countries associated to the EU within the meaning of the 7th
Framework Programme of the EU (FP7, i.e. Switzerland, Israel, Norway,
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Turkey, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of
Macedonia and Serbia, Albania and Montenegro), or
- Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, India), or
- in Latin America (Brazil and Mexico)
UW-Madison may submit one proposal.
This contains additional information on the program and specific application instructions, etc.
Internal Competition Application Instructions:
Notice of intent: Send an email message to firstname.lastname@example.org with "AXA Postdoc-Last Name " in the subject line by Wednesday, February 8, 2012 to inform us of your intention to submit a proposal. Nominations are also welcome from departments, rather than individuals. Please include the following in your email message:
--Name of Postdoc Fellow
--Postdoc Fellow e-mail
PIs will be notified if an internal competition is needed.
For the project selected, the proposal must be submitted online through AXA. The full proposal is due on March 29, 2012, noon (French time).
If you have any questions about this procedure, please email email@example.com or contact Heather Daniels, 263-7274, or Petra Schroeder, 265-4868.