THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

The Royal Irish Academy/Acadamh Ríoga na hÉireann champions research. We identify and recognise Ireland’s world class researchers. We support scholarship and promote awareness of how science and the humanities enrich our lives and benefit society. We believe that good research needs to be promoted, sustained and communicated. The Academy is run by a Council of its members. Membership is by election and considered the highest Academic honour in Ireland.

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Archaeology Research Excavation Grants

The Royal Irish Academy, together with the National Monuments Service runs an annual grant scheme for Archaeological Research Excavations. 

This is the only fund in Ireland which supports independent research excavations in the Republic of Ireland and welcomes applications for new excavations, continuing excavations and post excavation work. This longstanding fund has financed more than 100 excavations in Ireland, thus enabling scholars to make a substantial contribution to our knowledge of the past.

The Archaeology Research Excavation Grants scheme 2019/2020 opened on 3rd September and closed on 14th October 2019.

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Appeals

The Royal Irish Academy has an agreed set of  procedures and responsibilities for appeals in connection with a decision to decline funding of a grant application. For further information see here.

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