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.

  • Biotechnology and Biosecurity 8
  • Careers in Science 14
  • Disaster Risk Reduction 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
Activity Type
  • Conference 16
  • Project 51
  • Program 9
  • Topic 6
Project Status
  • Completed 60
  • Ongoing 14
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  • 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
    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 Date12/04/2017
    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
    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 ...
  • 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
    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
    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
    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).
  • Completed
    Posted Date11/21/2011
    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 ...
  • May192014
    Posted Date11/29/2013
    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
    IAP created the Biosecurity Working Group (BWG) in 2004 to bring the scientific and international community together to develop responses to dual use issues in the life sciences. Its first product, the 2005 IAP Statement on Biosecurity was endorsed by more than 70 IAP member academies and ...
  • Completed
    Posted Date11/29/2013
    The project will focus on the promotion of engagement of IAP member academies in biosecurity issues, through: education in biosecurity and responsible conduct of science in research community, activities towards raising knowledge on the potential misuse of developments in life sciences, ...