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  • Fellowships for Threatened Scholars
    Fellowships for Threatened Scholars
    Wed, September 26, 2018
    There are more threatened and displaced scholars today than ever before. The Institute of International Education's Scholar Rescue Fund (IIE-SRF) can help. IIE-SRF announces its next round of applications from professors and researchers facing threats to their lives or careers. ...
  • Regional workshops for academies on the UN's SDGs
    Regional workshops for academies on the UN's SDGs
    Wed, September 26, 2018
    Last week saw the last of four regional workshops entitled "Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: how can academies help?", this time in Nairobi with African academies and guests (see group photo).  Under the IAP / Carnegie project on improving scientific input to global ...
  • New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 5
    New TWAS Plus issue is out - Vol. 4, No. 5
    Mon, September 24, 2018
    The new bimonthly bulletin – TWAS Plus – provides important Academy news and opportunities in a bright, easy-to-use format for a diverse global audience that ranges from TWAS fellows to early career researchers.
  • 2019 RISK Award – Call for proposals
    2019 RISK Award – Call for proposals
    Tue, September 04, 2018
    The call for proposals for the 2019 RISK Award 'Coastal resilience' is now open, organized by Munich Re Foundation , the International Disaster and Risk Conference and UNISDR . The Award, endowed with €100,000, is assigned to operational projects in the field of risk reduction ...
  • IAP is pleased to announce the publication of its 2017 Annual Report
    IAP is pleased to announce the publication of its 2017 Annual Report
    Fri, August 31, 2018
    The report contains an overview of IAP activities for the 2017 calendar year, with special focus on activities in the areas of health, science education, science for policy, and biosecurity. Also included are reviews of the activities of IAP's four regional networks, in Africa, the ...
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    Oct 01 2018 - Oct 06 2018 CESAME Session in Trieste
    First CESAME (Centres for Science Education in Africa, Mediterranean and Europe) session to be held 1-6 October 2018 in Trieste, Italy. CESAME is a network of innovative training international and multilanguage centres which were launched at the last  AEMASE III conference in Paris 2017.
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  • Effective healthcare institutions need effective leaders.The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals, however, is often neglected, with many young professions having to learn their leadership skills almost by trial and error as they are handed positions of responsibility. Although incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining in importance, in practice too few countries are actually providing such training (See, for example: Health Professionals for a new century: transforming education to strengthen health systems in an interdependent world).
  • The IAP for Research, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), and with support from Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY), is undertaking a three year project that will be framed around the global science community’s contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations. The advent of the SDGs provides an important opportunity to examine the landscape of global scientific advice and identify approaches that have been successful as well as gaps and opportunities for improvement.