The Royal Irish Academy was founded in May 1785 to promote study in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. While its initial remit did not extend beyond the island of Ireland, the Academy has had strong links for many years into the international world of scholarship. It currently has formal ties with 33 international organisations and is the adhering body for almost all of the discipline-specific international unions. The Academy's international relations presently cover three major areas:
(A) Funding for international activities and research, through a series of agreements and grant schemes.
(B) A network of links with partner institutions abroad. View list of partner institutions here
(C) Membership of and affiliation to international organisations which speak and provide support for research in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. View list of international organisations here
Other relevant Academy award schemes