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Information for Archaeology Research grantees

Those successful for this grant scheme will be notified of the outcome via written letter. Following this, the drawdown process for the grant will commence.

Acceptance and payment 1:

  • Please send an email to ‘’ indicating your willingness to accept the award, and note the below requirements, by Friday 23rd June 2023. In all email correspondence please use the subject line: Archaeology Research Grant and your name.

  • After your acceptance of the grant and the related conditions, our Finance department will contact you under separate cover to request the financial information required. If your institution is administering the award on your behalf then we require the bank details of the institution. They may also request tax clearance verification details, where necessary.  Failure to submit your details to accounts will delay the grant drawdown. 

  • You may proceed with making your own arrangements for the initiation of the project following the submission of the required financial information (as noted above). We will begin the payment process for 50% of the grant once the acceptance procedure has been completed and a payment account has been set up. It is advisable to allow up to a month between completion of the above acceptance process and the start date of the project, to allow for the processing of the draw down.

Payment 2: Final payment and Reporting guidelines (by Friday, 24th November 2023)

  • The remaining 50% will be paid on receipt of your detailed report available here, which will include a fully vouched and detailed statement of income and expenditure using this template. Deadline for completion of your project and submission of your report is Friday, 24 November 2023.

Additional notes (please read carefully)

  • It should be noted that the sum allocated is the maximum to be awarded and final amount will be based on vouched expenditure. Please note you must submit all receipts. 

  • This grant is subject to the maximum travel and subsistence allowances as set out by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform, details of which can be found here. As stated above only vouched expenditure is permitted and must be within the maximums laid out above.  Please note that these are subject to change. Vouched receipts in a currency other than Euro should be provided with a bank statement showing the currency conversion at the time of payment, where possible. In all other cases, the RIA accounts team will perform conversions on the date of fund disbursement.

  • Please note that alcohol cannot be refunded under this scheme. Items of alcohol on vouched receipts will not be reimbursed.

  • You are also requested to inform the RIA of any potential conflicts of interest which might arise during the course of the project, particularly if you are proposing to employ family members as part of this grant award.

  • For further details on what is eligible and what is not, please refer to the ‘Guidelines for ARG’.  

  • You must also ensure that the ‘Guidelines for acknowledging funding’ are followed including use of the RIA logo as outlined.You are kindly reminded that publication is encouraged within a reasonable period of grant award.

  • It is envisaged that papers resulting from Archaeology Research grants 2023 may be considered for publication in the Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy: Archaeology, Culture, History, Literature. Grantees are encouraged to make contact with the editors to discuss the publication of their research when completed to a detailed standard. We, or the publications team may be in touch in relation to this, at a later stage if required.

  • Any publication arising out of research co-funded by the RIA, National Monuments Service and Historic Environment Division NI, should be explicitly acknowledged in that publication and a copy (electronic or hardcopy) submitted to the RIA Standing Committee for Archaeology.


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