This programme covers research in the natural sciences, enabling high-impact collaborations between researchers based in Ireland and the UK over a two-year period.
THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES
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.Read more about the RIA
The Royal Irish Academy made grants to over 40 projects in 2018, spanning disciplines from Archaeology to Pharmacy.
In line with its aims and remit the RIA has a long history of promoting, supporting and communicating research. The Academy began providing research grants in 1876, and this legacy of supporting academic researchers in Ireland continues today. Through the vehicle of its various grants schemes world class researchers are identified and recognised throughout their careers.
The Charlemont travel grants scheme, for example provides much-needed support for early-career researchers to develop their international networks and encourages the completion of a succinct piece of work which often leads to longer-term collaboration.
The Archaeological research excavation grants are a unique vehicle for funding independent research excavations undertaken by established and often highly renowned Archaeologists. Indeed RIA funding has played a formative part in several pivotal Archaeological excavations, including those at Knowth, and elsewhere in Brú na Boinne.
In working with a number of partners, such as the National Monuments Service, and identifying shared interests, such as with the Royal Society in the UK the RIA champions research on a national and international level.