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Autumn Archaeology Grants open, including new Archaeological Archives Research Grants scheme

04 September 2023

The RIA, together with the National Monuments Service are delighted to welcome applications for the Archaeology Research Excavation Grants, Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme, Archaeological Research for World Heritage sites Grants scheme and now also the Archaeological Archives Research Grants scheme.

The new Archaeological Archives Research Grants scheme will support research and analysis connected to archival artefacts and other excavation-related material arising from non-RIA excavations of sites in Ireland.

The Archaeology Research Excavation Grants scheme is the only fund in Ireland which supports proposals for independent research excavation associated with the archaeology of Ireland and also includes pre-excavation surveys, post-excavation analyses, publication and archiving of RIA funded excavation. 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 Legacy Grants scheme provides support for post-excavation research for Archaeological Research Excavations which were previously funded by the Royal Irish Academy and whose RIA excavation funding ended at least five years ago.

And last but not least the Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites scheme offers an opportunity for those working on the archaeology of the Brú na Bóinne and Sceilg Mhichíl Heritage properties as well as those sites on the Tentative List sites announced in 2022 to seek funding for their work.

All four schemes opened on Monday, 4 September and will close on Thursday, 12 October 2023 at 5p.m.

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