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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€10,000 Non-fiction book prize launched today

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

The inaugural Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction will be awarded by the Royal Irish Academy in December 2018 for the best non-fiction book by a writer domiciled in Ireland.

Grants and Awards

Winners of the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 18 May 2018

The winners of the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards were announced on Friday 18 May at the American Chamber of Commerce annual dinner.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Dr Junsi Wang wins Young Chemist Prize 2017

Friday, 20 April 2018

This award which is sponsored by Henkel, is granted to the most outstanding Irish Ph.D. thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences.

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

Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Monday, 26 March 2018

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. presented the 2017 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals at a ceremony in Academy House on 23 March.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Call for applications: 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland have announced the shortlist for the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards

Call for applications for Archaeology Grants

Monday, 5 March 2018

Apply for Archaeology Research Grants and Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards

Charlemont Awards Ceremony 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018

On Monday 19 February, the 2018 class of Charlemont Scholars were presented with their certificates at an awards ceremony for invited guests, friends and family.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Applications open for RIA/RS International Exchange Cost Share Programme

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Royal Irish Academy - Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme is designed to enable international collaboration between two teams or individuals- one based in Ireland, and the other in the UK.

Grants and Awards

Now Open: Archaeology Research Excavation Grants

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants – Deadline 23:55 (GMT) Thursday 26 October 2017.

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