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.

  • Agriculture & Food Security 1
  • Biotechnology and Biosecurity 8
  • Careers in Science 14
  • Disaster Risk Reduction 1
  • Energy 1
  • Environment & Climate 1
  • Health 20
    • Exploring Traditional Medicine 1
    • One Health 1
    • Promoting Health 1
    • Social Determinants of Health 1
    • Urban Health 1
    • Young Physician Leaders 1
  • Science Advice 2
  • Science Education and Science Literacy 23
  • Sustainable Development Goals 17
  • Water 2
  • Women in Science 1
  • Young Scientists 1
Activity Type
  • Conference 16
  • Project 52
  • Program 10
  • Topic 12
Project Status
  • Completed 60
  • Ongoing 14
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  • Ongoing
    Young Physician Leaders (YPL)
    Posted Date12/08/2017
    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).
  • Ongoing
    Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture
    Posted Date12/06/2017
    The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, in collaboration with the InterAcademy Partnership, is undertaking a project on ‘Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture'. Supported by IAP for Science, the project is almost exclusively funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as the project on ‘Strengthening the Global Network of Science Academies (IAP) - Global and regional statements on food and nutrition security and agriculture’. IAP is also providing financial support, while some IAP member academies and the affiliated regional networks will provide in-kind support.
  • Ongoing
    Posted Date12/05/2017
    The concept of ‘ One Health ’ has been defined as “the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines – working locally, nationally and globally – to attain optimal health for people, animals and the environment.” Modern science has led to significant ...
  • Ongoing
    Posted Date12/04/2017
    Health inequalities between and within countries are a global challenge. The starting point of the Commission on Social Determinants of Health (2005-2008), set up by the World Health Organization and chaired by Sir Michael Marmot, was that systematic differences in health and life expectancy ...
  • Ongoing
    Posted Date12/04/2017
    While   aggregate   global   health   status   has   improved substantially    in   recent    decades,   these gains have not been distributed evenly and there is rising international concern about global epidemics of ...
  • Ongoing
    Posted Date12/04/2017
    February 2017  -  IAP for Health joins IAP Science Education Programme January 2016 In 2011 the Accademia dei Lincei established a working group to elaborate a health education programme to be included in the curriculum for compulsory primary schools.The initiative is the ...
  • Ongoing
    Improving Scientific Input to Global Policymaking: Strategies for Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals
    Posted Date11/17/2017
    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.
  • Ongoing
    Evaluating Research: Assessment and Improvement of Current Practices
    Posted Date10/13/2017
    The IAPartnership will undertake an evidence-based study of current research evaluation practices across the sciences. It is one of the three projects identified by the IAPartnership for implementation starting in 2015. As the global research enterprise has grown, so too has the demand for more formal judgements with which to evaluate research. The current system of scientific publishing and advances in information technology has led to sophisticated techniques and metrics to assess the quality of both journal articles and researchers. In recent years, however, criticisms of current research evaluation practices have emerged. Critics have found that journal-based metrics may create perverse incentives that lead researchers to cut corners or use questionable methods that undermine the advancement of science, as well as leading to distortions, eg. in career and promotion opportunities.
  • Ongoing
    IAP Young Scientists Programme 2017
    Posted Date08/01/2017
    The IAP Strategic Plan for 2016-2018 recognizes the need for IAP to work with its member academies to support young scientists. In the past, as well as working with the the World Economic Forum (WEF), we have engaged with the World Science Forum (WSF). This event, which takes place every two ...
  • Ongoing
    Posted Date12/21/2011
    Since the beginning of this XXI century, IAP seeks to reform and develop science education on a global scale, especially in primary and secondary schools, with a pedagogy based on inquiry (Inquiry Based Science Education IBSE). prev next IBSE provides opportunities for ...
  • Sep272017
    Posted Date12/06/2017
    Sep 27 2017 - Sep 28 2017
    Global leaders in healthcare and medicine met in Beijing, China, on 27-28 September 2017 to tackle a pressing question: How do we promote and maintain good health and well-being for a growing global population? Hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the InterAcademy Partnership for ...
    Beijing, China
  • Completed
    Posted Date12/06/2017
    At the IAMP General Assembly in Beijing in 2006, the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and the Académie de Médecine  proposed the Scientific Writing Programme.The aim was to organize a series of workshops for young scientists and clinicians to help maximize the accuracy and ...
  • Completed
    Posted Date12/06/2017
    The issue of developing leadership qualities among health professionals and incorporating leadership training programmes into the medical curriculum is lately gaining importance, but still in too few countries.    An independent commission of 20 academic leaders from around the ...
  • Completed
    Posted Date12/06/2017
    Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (DCP3)  is a tool meant to spur discussion and give guidance on efficient ways to purchase health in low-resource settings.The Advisory Committee to the DCP3 Editors (DCP3 ACE) assures quality and intellectual credibility at the highest level of the ...
  • Completed
    Posted Date12/06/2017
    As follow-up to the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (New, York, 20-21 September, 2011) and The Lancet article on the NCD Alliance , IAMP member academes have been organizing ...
  • Sep222015
    Posted Date11/29/2017
    Sep 22 2015 - Sep 24 2015
    As healthcare costs in many countries are soaring, traditional medicine continues to be practiced, especially in developing countries, often with a long history of written prescriptions and other methodologies, as in traditional Chinese medicine and the Indian Ayurveda system, among others. There ...
    Beijing, China