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.

Topics
  • 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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  • 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 ...
  • Completed
    The Network of African Scientific Academies (NASAC) is an autonomous scientific organization, established at the initiative of the African Academy of Sciences (AAS), by Academies of Science in Africa as a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit scientific organization, in Nairobi in ...
  • Oct162012
    Completed
    Oct 16 2012 - Oct 19 2012
    Israel Academy of sciences Korean Academy of Sciences AASA (more to be added) organize a two-day conference at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem on the subject of the potential and the benefit to mankind of technological entrepreneurship, ways to encourage it and ideas for ...
  • May152013
    Completed
    May 15 2013 - May 18 2013
    The event contributes to the IAP mission to build the capacity of young scientists. Approximately 80 future young science leaders from around the world, half from developing countries, will cooperate with delegates of National Young Academies (NYA) on the establishment and strengthening of NYA. ...
  • May192014
    Completed
    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
  • Sep272013
    Completed
    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
    IAP Young Scientists Programme 2015
    The IAP Strategic Plan for 2013-2015 recognizes the need for IAP to work with its member academies to support young scientists. In the past, IAP has auctioned this goal by working with the World Economic Forum (WEF). With the WEF, we have helped to integrate young scientists into a broader ...
  • 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
    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
    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, ...
  • Ongoing
    Evaluating Research: Assessment and Improvement of Current Practices
    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
    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 ...
  • May212014
    Completed
    May 21 2014 - May 25 2014
    The GYA Conference and GA contributes to the IAP mission to facilitate the engagement of young scientists in development issues of global significance. Eighty future young science leaders from around the world, half of them from developing countries, will work alongside delegates of National ...
    Santiago de Chile, Chile