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Directed Archaeological Research For World Heritage Sites

The National Monuments Service (NMS) of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht (DAHG) has allocated a fund for directed research into the archaeology of the Brú na Bóinne and Skellig Michíl World Heritage Sites and also those sites on Ireland’s Tentative List for which a Technical Evaluation has been satisfactorily concluded. The grant is to be administered by the Standing Committee for Archaeology of the Royal Irish Academy.

The aim of the research grant is to aid in the management of the archaeological resource within the core areas of World Heritage properties and to maintain, and where possible enhance, the Outstanding Universal Value of these internationally important sites.

Applications to the scheme are now open.

How To Apply

The deadline for receipt of applications is 23:55 (GMT), Thursday 20 October 2016. The application form is available here: World Heritage Sites Research Application Form

All queries can be sent to

Read the Terms and Conditions


In order to make its decisions, the committee must consider the following:

  • The aims and scope of the project
  • The probable contribution to knowledge
  • Publication prospects

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