In some cases, major global or regional activities are coordinated by the IAP secretariat, either in Trieste, Italy, or Washington DC, USA. IAP also provides annual funding to each of its four regional networks, as well as its Science Education Programme, to carry out their activities. These seed funds typically leverage significant additional funding. Finally, IAP also provides grants to member academies to carry out projects on topics of relevance to IAP in their countries, often engaging other academies in their region.
The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) engages with its member academies in a number of ways to carry out projects and programmes.