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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Funding for UK-Irish collaborative research projects announced

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted that the British Academy have announced funding for 11 collaborative research projects arising from the joint ‘Knowledge Frontiers symposium’ held in Academy House on Friday 31...

Grants and Awards

2020 Academy Gold Medals: call for nominations

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Academy is seeking the nomination of candidates for the 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities and the 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Michel Déon Prize Longlist

Friday, 17 April 2020

Due to the current technical difficulties people are experiencing by working remotely we are reopening the Michel Déon Prize in case we missed any worthy titles from our provisional longlist of eligible entries below.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Extended Deadline - Archaeology Research Grants and Radiocarbon dates

Monday, 6 April 2020

The deadline for these grant schemes has been extended until 14 April 2020 due to the current Covid-19 situation. 

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

Royal Irish Academy Grants funding – COVID 19 statement

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

We know that the implications of the current situation on Grant schemes and funded projects will be felt over the next weeks and months, and project timelines and plans may be unavoidably affected as a result of steps...

Grants and Awards

Dr Yikai Xu wins the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize

Friday, 27 March 2020

Dr Yikai Xu was selected as this year’s winner for the most outstanding Irish PhD thesis in the general area of the chemical sciences in the Henkel sponsored prize.

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

Charlemont Grants awarded 2019/2020

Thursday, 26 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy has funded thirty early career researchers under the Charlemont Grants scheme, which enables researchers to undertake short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research...

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Michel Déon Non-Fiction Prize opens

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the Michel Déon Non-Fiction prize is open for entries until 12 April 2020.  

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Praeger Grants for Natural History open

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to welcome applications for the Praeger Grants in Natural History. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 14 April 2020.

Grants and Awards

Eoin O'Mahony bursary event review

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

The Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish history was set up by friends and family of the late Eoin O’Mahony.

Grants and Awards