Informing decision making through research

The AXA Research Fund was born out of the belief that science plays a crucial role in responding to the most important issues facing our planet today. This scientific philanthropy initiative is committed to supporting science, contributing to societal progress and encouraging researchers to share their work with the larger public. The AXA Research Fund supports projects in the areas of climate and the environment, health, and socioeconomics.

Thomas Buberl
Chief Executive Officer of AXA

For over ten years, the AXA Research Fund has been partnering with the brightest and most innovative researchers; the fund supports best-in-class scientists dedicated to finding solutions and informing decision making in the areas of climate change, biodiversity, natural catastrophes, health and in particular longevity, and economics and geopolitics. The AXA Research Fund is a recognized partner for the academic world, and a unique initiative of scientific support in the financial industry.

At the forefront of academic excellence

The AXA Research Fund supports research through the selection of Chairs and Post-doctoral Fellowships, advised by an independent Scientific Board of top-tier academics to this aim. Recent calls for Fellowships have focused on marine biodiversity, women's health and financial inclusion. The Fund also supports AXA operating companies in liaising with academic experts to inform modeling or decision making in the form of Joint Research Initiatives.

Marie Bogataj
AXA Research Fund & Group Foresight Director

The AXA Research Fund support goes beyond funding: we encourage and give the means to researchers to disseminate their knowledge for the benefit of most, so they can fuel public debate and support enlightened decision making on key challenges facing our society.

We’ve always valued getting science out of the lab. We encourage those researchers who have this willingness to make their science understandable and useful for the people. We encourage and support their own initiatives because they are very creative and have their own ways of sharing their science and we are very convinced that all together - the researchers with the AXA support and the support of their institutions - can contribute to make the future better.

Our Research Fields

Terrestrial biodiversity and agriculture, marine biodiversity and fishing resources, natural disasters, climate change and climate migration, pollution, resilient cities... For all funded projects, click here.


Demographics, longevity and ageing, well-being, women’s health, prevention and personalized health, management of chronic and non-communicable diseases. For all funded projects, click here.


Inclusive finance, behavioral economics, systemic risks, financial modeling, geopolitical risks, new technologies, ... For all funded projects, click here.

Our latest publications
We are convinced that scientific research enables us to better anticipate and address the challenges we are facing. Our publications gather cutting-edge research to be up to the task.

Biodiversity: 5 facts that change the way we do business

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“We’re going to live longer, so let’s equip ourselves with the means to age in good health”

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Artificial Intelligence: fostering trust through research

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