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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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Grants and Awards

The Royal Irish Academy is internationally renowned for its role in promoting excellence in scholarship and recognising achievements in learning. The Academy began providing research grants in 1876, and this legacy of supporting academic researchers in Ireland continues today. Our grants programmes support researchers in developing international networks, undertaking archaeological excavations and fostering academic engagement across a range of disciplines in Ireland and abroad.

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Grants & Awards

Both the UK and Irish teams must make an application to their respective funding bodies (i.e. the...
Applying for the Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme »
The Royal Irish Academy - Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme supports...
The Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme »
Those successful for this grant scheme for 2018-2019 will be notified of the outcome via written...
Information for Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish History successful grantees »
In order to make an application for funding you will need to familiarise yourself with the ‘...
Applying for an Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish History »
Applying for an Archaeology Research Grant »
The Royal Irish Academy runs an annual Archaeology Research Grants Scheme in partnership with the...
Archaeology Research Grants »
Information for grantees »
Applying for a Charlemont Grant »
The Royal Irish Academy’s Charlemont Grants Scheme was established in 2007 (formerly known as the...
Charlemont Grants »
The Royal Irish Academy, together with the National Monuments Service runs a grant scheme for...
Applying for a Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites Grant »
The Royal Irish Academy, together with the National Monuments Service runs a grant scheme for...
Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites »
The Royal Irish Academy, together with the National Monuments Service runs an annual grant scheme...
Archaeology Research Excavation Grants »
Each year the Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee selects a winner for a young...
Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize »
Every year the nine best students of mathematics are awarded the Hamilton prize.
Hamilton Prize in Mathematics »
The Royal Irish Academy awards two RIA Gold Medals every year. The medals are awarded to...
Gold Medals »
The Cunningham Medal is the Academy’s premier award and dates back to 1796. It is awarded every...
Cunningham Medal »
The US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards are a joint initiative of the Royal Irish Academy and the...
US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards »
This Research Bursary, established in memory of the Ulster Plantation historian, R.J. Hunter aims...
R.J. Hunter Research Bursary Scheme »
This fellowship scheme, established in memory of the Ulster Plantation historian, R.J. Hunter aims...
R.J. Hunter Postdoctoral Fellowship »

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