Exceptional Flash Call for Proposals: Mitigating risk in the wake of the Covid-19 Pandemic

קרןAXA Research Fund
סוגResearch Grants
תאריך אחרון07/05/2020
פקולטהEngineering, Exact Sciences, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Management, Medicine, Social Sciences

The AXA Research Fund has committed support to emergency research initiatives at the beginning of the crisis; however, it is also necessary to inform its aftermath as well as a potential second wave, particularly in lower income countries. It is also a time to start questioning how to better prepare for the next crisis – be it epidemic, climate or ecological – while we learn from the current one. This 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, theelderly
  • 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.



The call will support mid-career researchers: PhD + 6 years and PhD + 10 years maximum.


Pls. note: only one candidate per Institution’s department is allowed. Pls. contact Barbara Fedotov until 30.4.20 



Funding: €250,000 total 

Duration: 1-2 years 


Research Authority due ate: 30.4.20



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עדכון אחרוןעדכון אחרון: 20/04/2020
אוניברסיטת תל-אביב, ת.ד. 39040, תל-אביב 6997801
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