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Ifakara’s Gerry Killeen is the new AXA professorial chair

April 27, 2020
Ifakara’s Gerry Killeen is the new AXA professorial chair
Dr. Killeen's AXA project page snip.

Ifakara Health Institute researcher, Dr. Gerry Killeen, will sit in the AXA Chair - a premium funding scheme of the AXA Research Fund – for the next 5 years. An official announcement of his selection was made during the second week of this month.

The AXA chair aims at creating a dedicated full-time senior academic position in an institution; supporting a significant acceleration in the development of a research field; and fostering a step-change in the career of the appointed AXA Professor. Its recipients are expected to hold at least a PhD with 10 years research minimum, to be of the highest caliber and should have demonstrated outstanding research achievements.

Read more about Killeen’s AXA Chair research project here.

By committing to share two thirds of the funds (€1,000,000) provided by AXA with IHI and a local Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Tanzania and supplementing that with postgraduate degree scholarships for local scientists, The University College Cork (UCC) – an institution where the funds have been awarded through, is investing in strengthening resilience of the country at institutional level. #