Projects & Programmes

IAP provides funding for projects that impact science globally. Some of these projects are grouped into major IAP programme areas, such as: science education, biosecurity, water, science communication, women in science, young scientists and the activities of the IAP Affiliated Networks.

Science Education and Science Literacy
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  • Health 22
    • Exploring Traditional Medicine 1
    • One Health 1
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    • Social Determinants of Health 1
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  • Science Education and Science Literacy 22
  • Sustainable Development Goals 20
  • Water 2
  • Women in Science 1
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  • Project 14
  • Program 5
  • Topic 1
Project Status
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  • May192014
    May 19 2014 - May 20 2014
    Improving science communication, championing formal and informal science education (SE) and fostering citizen science literacy are crucial for sustained economic growth and human welfare. Existing national programmes, which have already brought expertise about inquiry-based science education ...
    Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Palazzo Corsini
    Via della Lungara 10, Rome, Italy
  • Completed
    Pakistan is a rising star in the field of Science and Technology, and is publishing five times more research articles (3800+ articles in 2011) than it did in 2001 (511; Source: ISI Web of Knowledge: Jan. 2012). Major chunk of this research belong to Life Scientists and especially those who are ...
  • Completed
    The major objective of this, started in 2011, project is to raise knowledge of the scientific community on biosecurity and risks connected with the misuse of developments in science, especially in the life sciences. It is being achieved by a number of educational and dissemination activities ...
  • Completed
    The IAP Science Education Program has 4 active Regional Networks (Africa, Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe) which the Program stimulates, coordinates and develops through various activities, among them a large international Conference (2010 York, 2012 Helsinki, 2014 China) gathering Academies and ...
  • Sep272013
    Sep 27 2013
    The National Academies (U.S.), Chinese Academy of Sciences, Academy of Sciences of Cuba, the Royal Society, Nigerian Academy of Sciences, Australian Academy of Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, and the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology (Egypt). The major objective of this, ...
  • Completed
    Australian Academy of Science, Federation of Asian Scientific Academies and Societies (FASAS) and Association of Academies of Sciences in Asia (AASA) conduct a 3-day workshop in Australia to provide training, information and insights into the Australian Academy of Science (AAS) primary school ...
  • Completed
    Led by NASAC, the Network of African Science Academies, as well as individual IAP Academies of Science from Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda, this project aims to better equip scientists in Africa to communicate the results of their results of their work to stakeholders, decision makers and the general public. The project will explore innovative ways to facilitate this, and examine which methods deliver optimal results in different countries and to different audiences.
  • Completed
    Led by IAP member the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf) in partnership with the Zimbabwe Academy of Sciences (ZAS), the African network of IAP members (NASAC) and IAMP, this project aims to build on former work to improving the scientific writing skills of young medical practitioners and researchers from southern African countries, one of several factors contributing to the under-representation of African science in global publications.
  • Completed
    Coordinated by the Academia Chilena de Ciencias, the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina, the Académie des Sciences, France and the African network of IAP members (NASAC), this project will continue the work to globalise the IAP science education programme, and to promote on a national basis the experiences and methodologies for taking this programme from primary-level to secondary-level.
  • Completed
    Enabling and enhancing the participation of women in S&T: led by the network InterAmerican Network of Academies of Sciences (IANAS) and IAP member academies in Brazil and the US, this project aims to develop a strategic plan for structuring a Women for Science working group for the Americas, its relation to individual academies through its focal points, and its intersections with all other IAP programs and projects in the region. In parallel it will build a regional resource database and enhancing visibility of women in science throughout the region.
  • Completed
    Led by IAP member the National Academy of Exact, Physical and Natural Sciences, Argentina, in partnership with Academies of Science of Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala, the program will work to improve the level and the relevance of science education through the active participation of science academies and the most prominent scientists in all nations working together with teachers and educational authorities to create new national programs for science education, and share best practice and experiences.
  • One of IAP's principle strategic goals is to "Build a scientifically literate global society." The Science Education Programme (SEP), established in 2003, is the main mechanism used by IAP to help achieve this goal. IAP SEP activities are guided by a Global Council made up of ...
  • Science education provided in rural schools in Sri Lanka is limited in scope, primarily due to paucity of appropriate educational tools and facilities. As a result, promoting interest in science among children in rural areas has been difficult. Further, science taught in many schools is mainly ...