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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Gold for top Irish researchers

Thursday, 29 February 2024

Colm O’Reardon, Secretary General of the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science presented the 2024 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals to Máire O’Neill MRIA in the Engineering Sciences...

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Watch: Good Science Discussion Series: What is Good Science?

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

If you missed the Royal Irish Academy’s recent Good Science panel event you can watch it now. 

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee

R.J. Hunter Digital Fellowship open to applications

Tuesday, 27 February 2024

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to welcome applications from researchers with a background and track record in a relevant research area, namely research on aspects of Irish History, 1500-1800, who have obtained a...

Grants and Awards

2024 Michel Déon Prize now open for nominations

Monday, 26 February 2024

Readers, publishers and authors are invited to nominate the best book of non-fiction published in the past two years, for the prize worth €10,000.

Grants and Awards

Unveiling Grangegorman’s Histories: Five public call awardees announced

Wednesday, 21 February 2024

The public call, which invited proposals for projects to explore and share any element of the history of Grangegorman contributes to the important work of uncovering, cataloguing and commemorating the eventful history...

Grangegorman Histories

Ireland-Scotland bilateral network Grants funding announcement

Wednesday, 14 February 2024

Funding awarded for innovative collaborative projects under the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants scheme

Grants and Awards

DRI Engagement: Working With Schools on Research Projects

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

The Digital Repository's Training and Engagement Manager Lorraine Marrey writes about delivering a workshop to secondary school students on using the DRI collections for a history project. 

Digital Repository of Ireland

DRI Launches Pilot Scheme to Preserve Legacy Research Collections

Tuesday, 13 February 2024

The Digital Repository of Ireland (DRI) is expanding its support for the sustainability of Irish research outputs through a free deposit scheme and specialised training in data management for a limited number of...

Digital Repository of Ireland


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