E-Bulletin

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) e-bulletin is produced quarterly.

The quarterly IAP e-bulletin includes news and updates on the activities, opportunities and events of IAP, its regional networks, member academies and other partner organizations. IAP members receive an electronic copy for distribution among the Fellows and other collaborators of their academy.

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The latest news for the IAP Young Physicians Leaders alumni.


In 2020 the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) supported 65 meetings and 38 publications, and provided a collective, supportive mechanism for academies to further strengthen their crucial roles as providers of evidence-based policy and advice. Download the 2020 IAP Annual Report here.

Following a two-year consultative process beginning with the IAP General Assembly in Songdo, Korea, in April 2019, IAP’s member academies have endorsed a new set of Statutes that will govern the organization. Read the news.

IAP has launched the Call for Competitive grants 2021-2022, inviting applications from small groups/consortia of member academies for IAP funded projects which would run for up to 12 months from December 2021. Merit-based academies that are not yet members of IAP but may have links with IAP Regional Networks are also eligible, or may be included within a consortium. Likewise, applications are encouraged from national young academies and groups of IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) alumni. Apply by 5 November here.

 IAP is seeking innovative and impactful proposals aimed at raising awareness of predatory journals and conferences in the global research community: small grants of up to US$10,000 are available. Learn more and apply here by 5 November.

Read all the news in the October 2021 IAP E-bulletin.


The latest news for the IAP Young Physicians Leaders alumni.


IAP joined the Sustainable Health Equity Movement (SHEM) since its launch in July 2020. On the occasion of the 74th World Health Assembly,  SHEM released the 'Sustainable worldwide collaboration to respond to ongoing inequities and health emergencies' a statement that stresses the importance of recognising COVID-19 vaccines as a global public good. Read the statement here.

During 2021 World Immunization Week, IAP released an infographic to shed some light on the different types of COVID-19 vaccines, how they are developed, and how they work, and 5 bite-size videos that present aspects of vaccine science, regulation and the ‘infodemic’ in manageable nuggets of information. Share our new communications and outreach tools to explain how #VaccinesWork. Some 100 academy leaders, Fellows and members of communications teams attended the IAP Global Webinar on Countering Vaccine Hesitancy. This online evented highlighted how academies, as trusted and credible voices - can counter vaccine hesitancy, tackle false and misleading claims being made by anti-vaxxers and others, and promote a culture of trust in the COVID-19 vaccines that are increasingly becoming available. Watch the recording of the webinar here.

Read all the news in the May 2021 IAP E-bulletin.


The beginning of a new year offers us the chance to reflect on the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way and those that still lie ahead. Read the news about IAP's programmes and project and do not miss new publications, opportunities and updates from our network.  


YPL alumni from all over the world are on the frontline of the global fight against the novel coronavirus. In July, the 2019 cohort hosted a Global Ward Round, and the engagement centered around country responses to COVID-19 and presentations were made from alumni from Ghana, Italy, India, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Philippines, South Africa, and Thailand.

December saw the launch of the IAP Young Physician Leaders Alumni Steering Committee. The peer-support network of emerging leaders working in healthcare around the world gets stronger: the committee members will meet on a monthly basis with aims to foster cooperation among alumni and increase recognition of the programme, as well as transfer knowledge and experience to aspiring physician leaders.

Read this and other news in the YPL E-Bulletin.


The IAP COVID-19 Expert Group, a Group charged with responding to inquiries routed through academies related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic across a broad range of health, social, environmental and other direct and indirect consequences. It brings a wealth of multi-disciplinary expertise to academies in all member countries, and through it IAP aims to facilitate the sharing of ideas, information and recommendations among countries and regions to support the evidence-based response to and recovery from the pandemic.


The first months of 2020 marked a turning point not only for the scientific community, but for the whole world. We have seen the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many academies stepped up to provide evidence-based advice to national governments and international institutions. This global crisis has been central to our work, but we also launched new projects, publications, a brand new website, and communication campaigns that engaged not only our network, but the wider public.


The first months of 2020 marked a turning point not only for the scientific community, but for the whole world. We have seen the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic, and many academies stepped up to provide evidence-based advice to national governments and international institutions. This global crisis has been central to our work, but we also launched new projects, publications, a brand new website, and communication campaigns that engaged not only our network, but the wider public.