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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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

Nowlan Digitisation grants scheme open to researchers for 2023

Thursday, 23 February 2023

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to open the Nowlan Digitisation Grants scheme to applications within the discipline of History until Wednesday, 12 April.

Grants and Awards

Charlemont Grants 2023

Wednesday, 22 February 2023

The Royal Irish Academy is pleased to announce funding for sixteen early career researchers under this year's Charlemont Grants scheme.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Decade of Centenaries bursary scheme open to applications

Thursday, 16 February 2023

The RIA are pleased to open the Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme once again, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture,...

Decade of Centenaries, Grants and Awards

Archaeology Grants open

Friday, 10 February 2023

Archaeology Research Grants, Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites and Archaeology Radiocarbon dates schemes open

Grants and Awards

Dr Chunchun Li wins the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2023

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Recent Queen's University Belfast graduate wins prize for best chemistry PhD in Ireland.

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