25 February 2022
A new Royal Irish Academy local history research fund has been announced by Minister Martin as part of the Decade of Centenaries Programme
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.Read more about the RIA
In line with its aims and remit the RIA has a long history of promoting, supporting and communicating research. The Academy began providing research grants in 1876, and this legacy of supporting academic researchers in Ireland continues today. Through the vehicle of its various grants schemes world class researchers are identified and recognised throughout their careers.
The Charlemont grants scheme, for example provides much-needed support for early-career researchers to develop their international networks and encourages the completion of a succinct piece of work which often leads to longer-term collaboration.
The Archaeological research excavation grants are a unique vehicle for funding independent research excavations undertaken by established and often highly renowned Archaeologists. Indeed RIA funding has played a formative part in several pivotal Archaeological excavations, including those at Knowth, and elsewhere in Brú na Boinne.
In working with a number of partners, such as the National Monuments Service, and various government departments and identifying shared interests the RIA champions research on a national and international level.
Please keep an eye on our Grants section of the RIA website where news of new schemes or scheme openings are communicated and also sign up to our public newsletter highlighting ‘Grants’ as an area of interest.
If you have any queries in relation to a particular Grant scheme or funded project please contact email@example.com.