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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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

Academy’s most prestigious medal awarded

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Professor Nicholas Canny MRIA, distinguished historian, received the RIA's premier award the Cunningham Medal

Membership, Grants and Awards, Cunningham Medal

Call for applications for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 17 January 2020

Entry to the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards has now closed.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

How to prepare your application: webinar slides

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Following the webinar in how to prepare your application for the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, the slides from that presentation are now available.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Charlemont Grants scheme open for applications

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Royal Irish Academy’s research travel grant scheme for early career researchers based in Ireland is open for applications

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

New Innovation in Talent Development award announced

Friday, 18 October 2019

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce announce a new award category to recognise innovation in talent development in the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

The 2020 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes

Monday, 7 October 2019

A call has been issued by Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Rome, Italy for the 2020 Antonio Feltrinelli Prizes.

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

Archaeology Grants schemes open

Friday, 6 September 2019

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants,  Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites,  Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme now open for applications

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant