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AXA Fellowships

The AXA Research Fund's mission is to support outstanding researchers and committed to improving peoples’ lives through innovative research in areas of Climate & Environment, Health, and Socio-Economics.

AXA Post-Doctoral Fellowships: New calls for proposals

AXA Fellowships aim at supporting promising researchers on a topic aligned with AXA’s priorities and societal challenges.

  • Call 2023: Renewable Energy: Ensuring a sustainable and fair transition

For detailed information about funding scheme, specific topics of the calls, and the application procedure, please consult the applications guidelines on the website of the AXA Research Fund.

Important: Internal deadline for applications from UZH is 10 May 2023

The number of applications is fixed by the AXA RF to one application per call and institution. Candidates cannot submit directly to the AXA RF, they first have to submit a short proposal to the UZH Grants Office. In case multiple candidates are interested to apply, the UZH Grants Office has to pre-select one application per call on behalf of the Vice President Research.

Candidates have to send their short proposal in English providing the information mentioned below by 10 May 2023 at the latest to

The short proposal must include:

  1. Project title: max. 200 characters incl. spaces/breaks (exceeding characters will be cropped)
  2. Project summary: max. 3000 characters incl. spaces/breaks (as separate Word-Doc! Exceeding characters will be cropped)
  3. Cluster (for the 2023 call you have to choose between ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES and SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHALLENGES. Please check the guidelines for more detailed information)
  4. Gender (m/f/n), last and first name and e-mail address of the candidate
  5. Nationality of the candidate
  6. Birth date of the candidate
  7. Exact PhD defense date (after 15 November 2017, at the latest on 14 May 2023. For flexibility for maternity/paternity leave please check the guidelines)
  8. Current country and university the candidate is affiliated with
  9. Short CV: max. 3 pages incl. important publications (as separate PDF)

As from 15 May 2023, the pre-selected candidate will be invited to submit his/her full application to the AXA RF.

Weiterführende Informationen


Dr. Miriam Egloff
Phone 044 634 48 05