We would like to bring your attention on the following opportunity, which may be of interest for young researchers within your research team.
Sapienza (Università di Roma) is looking for a candidate to participate to the annual AXA Research Fund call for post-doctoral fellowships with Sapienza as host institution. High-profile young researchers can send their application to carry out a post-doctoral research period at Sapienza in one of the following scientific areas:  
  • Life & Health risks;
  • Data & Technological risks;
  • Climate & Environment risks and Finance;
  • Insurance and Regulation Risks. 
To be eligible, candidates must have been awarded their first PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) within the 3 years preceding the deadline for the submission of their research proposal and must have gained valuable experience abroad.
Evaluation Criteria
  • Scientific excellence and innovativeness of project
  • Project feasibility in terms of management, organisation, budget and quality of the hosting institution/laboratory
  • Academic excellence; international mobility experience; indipendence of research; communication skills
  • Impact of research in terms of better understanding and mitigation of risks
The duration of the fellowship is between 18 and 24 months. The maximum amount granted is €130.000 before tax for the whole period. For further information on the application procedures, please read the guidelines  
Internal procedure
Potential candidates must send the following documents via email at Sapienza International Office (email address: by May 10th, 2017
  • application form
  • project summary (max. 5 pages): long term objectives and specific aims; progress beyond the state-of-the-art; innovative nature of the research proposed
  • bibliography (max. 1 page)
  • curriculum vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • publication list (max 2 pages)
  • career statement (max. 1 page) – interrelation between the doctoral thesis and the post-doctoral research; description of professional objectives;reason for choosing the host institution
All information is available at the following link:


In order to select the proposal that Sapienza will nominate, proposals will be evaluated by a University Commission indicated by the Rector, according to the aforementioned criteria.
The selected candidate will be contacted by AXA for the presentation of the research project, which will have to take place by 15 June 2017 at 12.00, following the procedures indicated in the Guidelines.

Please do not hesitate contact us for further questions.


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