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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Watch the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2023

Thursday, 1 June 2023

Dr Chunchun Li is awarded the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize for best PhD thesis in Ireland at a ceremony at the Royal Irish Academy on Thursday 11 May. The prize was awarded in an in-person ceremony for the...

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

Decade of Centenaries bursaries awarded

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

The RIA today announces the twenty Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme awardees, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture,...

Grants and Awards

R.J. Hunter Research bursaries 2023

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce funding for two projects under this year's R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme.

Grants and Awards

Nowlan Digitisation Grants awarded

Tuesday, 30 May 2023

The RIA is delighted to confirm the awarding of four grants under the Nowlan Digitisation scheme for 2023.

Grants and Awards

Seed funding for International Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

The British Academy and Royal Irish Academy announce seed funding for early-career researchers to promote international knowledge exchange

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

2024 RIA Gold Medals: call for nominations

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

The call for nominations for the 2024 RIA Gold Medal in the Social Sciences and the 2024 RIA Gold Medal in the Engineering Sciences is now open.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

'Reaffirming the knowledge-based economy'

Thursday, 27 April 2023

A research innovation symposium, organised by the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland (AmCham) took place yesterday at the Royal Irish Academy.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell Hon MRIA awarded the 2023 Cunningham Medal

Tuesday, 7 March 2023

Dame Susan Jocelyn Bell Burnell Hon MRIA , was awarded the Royal Irish Academy’s Cunningham Medal at a ceremony in Dublin on Tuesday, 28 February 2023.

Cunningham Medal, Grants and Awards

R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme open

Thursday, 2 March 2023

Thanks to the generous support of Laura Houghton Hunter the RIA is pleased to open the R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme once again this year.

Grants and Awards

9 students awarded the 2022 Hamilton Prize for Mathematics

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Today, the prestigious undergraduate Hamilton Prize was awarded to the top 9 mathematical students on the Island of Ireland, at a ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy.

Grants and Awards, Hamilton Day