The University has successfully passed the 1st round of the selection process of the AXA Research Fund 2014 Post-Doctoral campaign. Therefore, we are allowed to submit one Post-Doctoral candidate to this years’ competition. As we expect more than one application to be the nominated candidate, an internal sift is required. Please submit a three page outline, to include a brief curriculum vitae and details of the proposed project, by Wednesday 4 December.
Candidates must have defended their PhD thesis before the beginning of the grant and must be less than 5 years since awarding of their first PhD. Extensions to this eligibility criteria may be allowed where there has been a career break.
Projects funded by the AXA Research Fund must be related to one of the general topics listed below:
· Environmental risks
o Climate change, from glacier retreat to sea-level rise.
o Natural hazards, from earth hazards to atmospheric and space-weather phenomena.
o Human-driven environmental changes such as urban pollution, nanotechnologies or pesticide exposure.
· Life risks
o Aging and long-term care, e.g. trends in individual longevity, age-related diseases, population demographics.
o Biomedical risks, from the analysis and evolution of infectious diseases and pandemics to exposure to new technologies.
o Addictions and risky behaviours, from the perspectives of psychology, biology, medicine, etc.
· Socio-economic Risks
o Geopolitical risks, e.g. access to natural resources, international and civil conflicts, political upheavals, international security.
o Macro-economic and financial systemic risks, i.e. all uncertainties affecting the aggregate behaviour of the economy.
o Individual and collective behaviours towards uncertainty.
o Large corporate risks, from internal corporate governance risks to threats and challenges inherent to the corporate environment.
Further details of the competition are available at http://www.axa-research.org/sites/dev/files/A-Howtoobtain-Modus/Post-Doc-2014%20V3%20%282%29.pdf
James EvansSenior Research Policy Officer
Research Strategy & Support Team
Research & Business Engagement Support Services
University of Manchester
Manchester M13 9PL
Tel: 0161 275 2194
Fax: 0161 275 2445