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2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call for Proposals

03 August 2018


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Nominations are now being sought for the 2018 InterAcademy Partnership Call.

Funds of up to a maximum of USD 25,000 will be provided to each project selected.

Proposed activities should be in line with the IAP Strategic Plan and the IAP Case Statement.

For administrative requirements, workplans need to be specific and should include approximate dates of any meetings, number of days planned, number of participants expected etc. Likewise, outputs such as reports and publications should be specified, including paper size, approximate page length, print run etc.

To meet the September 15th deadline, applicants will need to complete this application form and return their proposal to Craig Skerritt ( by Monday 10th September.

Basic requirements of project proposal

  • Projects must be submitted by an InterAcademy Partnership member academy or observer organization in cooperation with other InterAcademy Partnership member academies and/or observers. Other collaborating partners can include international organisations, national young academies and private sector entities.
  • Projects must NOT be for any form of scientific research. Proposals cannot be submitted by an individual (research scientist, etc).
  • Projects must produce material and/or recommendations that will be useful to the scientific and policy communities and the general public (e.g., statements, policy reports, toolkits).
  • The budget requested from the InterAcademy Partnership should not exceed US$25,000, and the budget breakdown must be provided as per instructions in the application form (Section 9). Project proposals should indicate any additional funds that have been/will be leveraged.
  • The duration of the activities proposed should not exceed 12 months. (It is expected that projects will run from January to  November 2019).


Project applications will be assessed by reviewers against the following criteria:

As per the InterAcademy Partnership Strategic Plan (2016-2018), proposals to IAP should address the following strategic objectives and priorities:

  • Provide evidence-based policy-relevant science, health, engineering and technology advice and perspectives on global issues;
  • Position the InterAcademy Partnership as a recognised provider of independent, high quality, evidence-based global science advice;
  • Strengthen the global scientific enterprise (including issues such as research integrity, reproducibility, access to research data, promoting women in science, mentoring young scientists, etc);
  • Champion science and health education and work towards a global citizenry with high levels of health and science literacy;
  • Develop and strengthen the global network of science, medical and engineering/technology academies, IAP’s regional networks of academies, and the InterAcademy Partnership’s member academies;
  • Develop and strengthen partnerships with other organisations.
  • Projects with a specific focus on medicine and health may be funded by IAP for Health and can focus on issues such as One Health, urban health, exploring traditional medicine, social determinants of health inequities, etc (see here).
  • Are the activities, responsibility, goals, budget and engagement of the wider InterAcademy Partnership community clearly planned and described in the proposal, and are there regular and measurable review stages?
  • Are the activities, budgets and goals proposed realistic and achievable, and can the project partners demonstrate their ability to deliver?
  • Projects undertaken by two or more academies working together, especially in low and middle-income countries, will be given priority.

About the IAP

Under the new InterAcademy Partnership launched in 2016, more than 130 national and regional member academies work together to support the special role of science and its efforts to seek solutions to address the world's most challenging problems. In particular, IAP harnesses the expertise of the world's scientific, medical and engineering leaders to advance sound policies, improve public health, promote excellence in science education, and achieve other critical development goals.

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