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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Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites

The Royal Irish Academy, together with the National Monuments Service runs a grant scheme for Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites. This scheme offers an opportunity for those working on the archaeology of the Brú na Bóinne and Sceilig Mhichíl World Heritage Sites to seek funding for their work. 

The Directed Research for World Heritage Sites scheme 2018/2019 closed on 26th November 2018.  The 2019/2020 scheme will open in Autumn 2019.​

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