The core mission of the AXA Research Fund is to finance basic research contributing to understand and prevent risks. We support innovative and cutting-edge projects within three areas: environmental, life, and socio-economic risks. Only research institutions may submit applications. * Funding for research projects, postdoc and graduate fellowships, and long and short term projects * Encourages international applicants and research around the world Research projects funded by the Fund must fall within the scope of one of the themes identified by the AXA Scientific Board. The themes for 2011 are identified below: * Life risks ** Aging & Long-term care ** Biomedical risks ** Addictions and risky behaviors * Socio-economic risks ** Geopolitical risks ** Macroeconomic and financial systemic risks ** Individual and collective behaviors when facing uncertainties ** Large corporate risks * Environmental risks ** Climate change ** Natural hazards ** Human driven environmental changes
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