AXA Research Fund: Exceptional flash call for proposals – mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

This AXA Research Fund is opening a call for projects in the following areas:

  • Protecting vulnerable populations from epidemics and catastrophes, including COVID-19: be it migrants, informal settlements, workers in the informal economy, isolated people, people with disabilities, the elderly.
  • Improving data collection and quality in health: how can data and technology help us get out of the crisis, understand it and mitigate it? How can it inform future containment and epidemic control?
  • Understanding the effects of confinement and social distancing: what are the effects of confinement and social distancing on society and households? What are the mental health consequences? The social and domestic repercussions?
  • Early warning and preparedness: how do we re-enforce our health infrastructure and ecosystem (including medical devices and drug supply) to be better prepared and how do we protect our health workers and caregivers?
  • Preserving the environment and our health: connections between climate change, biodiversity loss and the origin of viral disease including socioeconomic dynamics leading to infectious disease outbreaks and sanitary crisis; Learnings from COVID-19 for mitigating future related crises in climate and biodiversity.

Funding & duration

A maximum of EUR 250,000€ (approx. AUD $428,000) is available for a period between 12 and 24 months.


Only one application per School is allowed, so potential applicants must seek approval from their Head of School prior to submission. If multiple applications are submitted from a School, all applications from that School will be dismissed.

View funding guidelines for further eligibility details.

Submission requirements & due date

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