Since 1993, IAP for Science, previously known up to now as the InterAcademy Panel, has harnessed the power found in the world’s scientific community to address global challenges and create contribute to a more successful world.
IAP Science brings together 107 member academies to advise the global public and decision-makers on the scientific aspects of critical global issues, such as poverty, sustainable development, climate change, biotechnology and global health. It also works to improve science education and scientific literacy in member countries across the globe.
** A set of guidelines are available for the establishment of national science academies. Please contact the IAP Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a copy of the document.
IAP, which is located in Trieste, Italy, operates under the administrative umbrella of TWAS. The Government of Italy provides core funding. Member academies provide financial and in-kind contributions to IAP programmatic activities, sponsor IAP events, and host executive committee and general assembly meetings. See: IAP Donors (financial and in-kind).
Information on how to apply for IAP membership is stated in the IAP Statutes (Art. 4) and Rules of Procedure (Art. 1) - see below. Kindly note that the material must be provided in English, (or in the original language with an English translation).
For information on activities implemented by the IAP Membership, see the IAP News e-Bulletin. The purpose of the bulletin is to convey information on science academy activities around the world. Follow the link also for back issues.
An updated IAP Brochure is available for downloading (pdf format with links) - May 2014. Printed copies are available from the IAP Secretariat upon request (email@example.com)
IAP is a global network of the world's science academies, launched in 1993. Its primary goal is to help member academies work together to advise citizens and public officials on the scientific aspects of critical global issues.
IAP is particularly interested in assisting young and small academies achieve these goals and, through the communication links and networks created by IAP activities, all academies will be able to raise both their public profile among citizens and their influence among policy makers.