The Institute for Analytical Philately, Inc. (IAP) is a nonprofit corporation (IRS Letter)
dedicated to sponsoring technical research activities to better the stamp collecting hobby. To facilitate this, IAP provides Research Grants and technical support to qualified
philatelists to assist them in performing their valuable work. Our goal is to assist philatelists in gaining new insight and knowledge of stamps through the application of
rigorous scientific methods. Because one of the most important aspects of research is the dissemination of results, all philatelists receiving grants from IAP are required to
publish in widely circulated journals of record, both scientific and philatelic.
As a virtual organization, our Web Site is dedicated to providing all philatelic students with announcements of new scientific research in philately and an archive of research in our Reference Library.
Programs, abstracts, and presentations can be found on
the 2012 Symposium page,
the 2015 Symposium page,
and the 2017 Symposium page.
Please remember to renew membership through the 2020 Dues Notice.
The 4th International Symposium on Analytical Methods in Philately Symposium 2020
will be held in Washington D.C. 2020.
Registration is required. Please fill out the Registration Form.