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The Royal Irish Academy is internationally renowned for its role in promoting excellence in scholarship and recognising achievements in learning.

The Academy began providing research grants in 1876, and this legacy of supporting academic researchers in Ireland continues today. Our grants programmes support researchers in developing international networks, undertaking archaeological excavations and fostering academic engagement across a range of disciplines in Ireland and abroad.

To read about the launch of the Charlemont Grants for 2015 please click here.



There are no calls open at present.


Closed Calls

US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards
The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, developed by the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy, recognise excellence in research innovation in Ireland as a result of US foreign direct investment. 

Archaeology Grants and Awards
Large scale grants for archaeological excavation and post excavation. Archaeological research grants and radiocarbon dates scheme will open in late spring.

RIA Charlemont Grants (Formerly Mobility Grants)
Research grants for early career stage researchers in any discipline, for the purposes of conducting short research trips. The next call will open in early Autumn.

R.J. Hunter Grants - Research Bursaries
Research Bursaries available for research on the history of plantation and settlement in Ulster in the early modern period (c. 1550s – 1750s).

R.J. Hunter Grants - Research Fellowship

R.J. Hunter Grants - Digitisation Grants

RIA-RS International Exchange Cost Share Programme
Large scale grants aimed at facilitating research in the natural sciences by collaborating teams in the UK and Ireland.


Other Grants and Awards

Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish History 2014
Bursary for candidates engaged in historical research on subjects of Irish interest

Geosciences Quaternary Radiocarbon Dates
Radiocarbon date grants to support quaternary research in Ireland.

Hamilton Prize in Mathematics
Prize awarded to the best undergraduate mathematics student as nominated by their institution in his/her penultimate year of study.

Prize for Young Chemists
A prize will be given for the most outstanding Irish PhD thesis of 2014 in the general area of the chemical sciences, as described in a 1,000 word essay.

Gold Medal Awards
Acclaiming Ireland’s leading thinkers in the Humanities and the Science.

International Prizes/Awards
Externally awarded international prizes and awards.

For inquiries relating to grants please email grantsAt Symbolria.ie

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