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Named in honour of the RIA’s first President and notable proponent of the Grand Tour, James Caulfeild, 1st Earl of Charlemont (1728–99), this scheme is funded directly by the RIA to facilitate short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research in any subject area including the development of new research collaborations and networks and access to research equipment and training not available in Ireland.

This highly successful scheme speaks to one of the RIA’s fundamental missions to identify and encourage excellence in research and scholarship, and to support the development of international links and collaborations by early career researchers.

Applications for up to €2,500 are invited. Applicants are asked to read all details of the scheme below carefully before submitting an application.

You can access the online registration form here from which you will receive a unique link to an application form.

All queries can be sent to with the subject line: Charlemont Grants.

It is anticipated that decisions in relation to this scheme will be communicated before the end of January 2024 and all projects must be completed by the end of October 2024.

Details of the scheme

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