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 3
  • Biotechnology and Biosecurity 9
  • Careers in Science 14
  • Disaster Risk Reduction 1
  • Energy 1
  • Environment & Climate 2
  • Health 22
    • Exploring Traditional Medicine 1
    • One Health 1
    • Promoting Health 1
    • Social Determinants of Health 1
    • Urban Health 1
    • Young Physician Leaders 2
  • Science Advice 2
  • Science Education and Science Literacy 22
  • Sustainable Development Goals 20
  • Water 2
  • Women in Science 1
  • Young Scientists 1
Activity Type
  • Conference 23
  • Group 1
  • Project 53
  • Program 11
  • Topic 12
Project Status
  • Ongoing 15
  • Completed 66
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  • Young Physician Leaders (YPL)
    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
    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
    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 ...
  • Mar272019
    Mar 27 2019 - Mar 29 2019
    Through a series of meetings, the IAP-Science for Poverty Eradication Committee (IAP-SPEC) stimulates the development of a strategy to engage IAP member academies in the global effort to “eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development”.
    Brazilian Academy of Sciences
  • Ongoing
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ongoing
    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
    Many IAP member academies around the world are playing their own part in national or regional initiatives – helping to ensure that trustworthy and credible information is reaching as many people as possible, much of it in local languages.
  • Ongoing
    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 ...
  • Food and Nutrition Security and Agriculture
    The German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, and the InterAcademy Partnership are 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 are providing in-kind support. At a time of increasing pressures from population growth, climate change, social and economic inequity and instability, the continuing need to avoid further loss in ecosystem biodiversity, and pressures on other critical resources (such as water and energy), there are major challenges in delivering food and nutrition security.
  • 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.
  • Oct242019
    Oct 24 2019 - Oct 29 2019
    The Call has gone out for candidates to the 2019 Young Physician leaders Programme (YPL) to be held on 24-29 October 2019 in conjunction with the World Health Summit in Berlin, Germany, 27-29 October 2019. Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership and the ...
  • Oct122018
    Oct 12 2018 - Oct 16 2018
    The Call has gone out for candidates to the 2018 Young Physician leaders Programme (YPL) to be held from 12 – 16 October 2018  in conjunction with the World health Summit. Nominations will be accepted from members of the InterAcademy Partnership and the ‘M8 Alliance’ of ...
  • Oct122017
    Oct 12 2017 - Oct 17 2017
    The seventh edition of the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) leadership training workshop took place on the side of this year’s World Health Summit in Berlin. A new cohort of 22 YPL from 17 countries participated and then joined the alumni network that now counts more than 150 ...
  • Oct72016
    Oct 07 2016 - Oct 09 2016
    Following the 2016 YPL call for proposals for the annual October leadership training workshop, 24 selected participants arrived in Berlin on 6 October 2016. The programme began with a treasure hunt designed to break the ice and show the participants a tiny part of this ever-changing city. This ...
  • Oct92015
    Oct 09 2015 - Oct 12 2015
    What the YPL had to say:  "This trip has been such a blessing. It reaffirmed many aspects of my career path in leadership. I look forward to apply what I have learned and to explore new innovations and collaborations." "Looking forward to meeting you all again in the ...