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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Information for grantees of the Royal Irish Academy-Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme

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.


The following documents should be returned to

  • Signed terms and conditions of grant
  • a copy of your online tax clearance verification number (if you have been awarded €10,000 or more from the RIA in a rolling 12 month period)

In addition, the following documents should be returned to

  • SEPA form, outlining clearly whom the payment should be made out to

Research Ethics

The Academy requires the research it funds to be conducted in an ethical manner: it expects accurate reporting of findings and a commitment to enabling others to replicate results where possible; impartiality of researchers to the subject of the research; fair dealing in respect of other researchers and their intellectual property. Applicants should indicate whether their proposed research raises any special ethical issues. All applicants must confirm that they have (as necessary):

  • secured approval for the proposed research from their respective institutions Research Ethics Committee (or its equivalent)
  • are aware of and signed up to their respective institutions Code of Good Research Practice

Reporting Guidelines - Online Grants Report Form

An interim report is required after year one and a concluding report is due after year two.  There will be an online report form for both grant years.

The interim report should be submitted to the Royal Irish Academy no later than one year after the start of the grant period. The grant period is considered to commence once the Royal Irish Academy receives formal acceptance of the grant from the awardee.

The reports should include; a background to the proposal, all travel details, institutions visited, details of the central objectives, the research activities and outcomes, plans for and/or details of the dissemination of research achievements resulting from the trip*, disclosure of financial details and a request for general feedback of the scheme. The Royal Irish Academy must be informed in writing of any changes to the project as soon as practical.

*The interim report should include details of the research project to date and details of the project plans for year two (including the expected expenditure for year two).

Financial Details

A statement of income and expenditure must be submitted together with a scanned copy of all relevant receipts. It is important to retain original receipts (where possible) as you may be requested to supply your receipts for additional monitoring and auditing purposes. Year two expenses can only be sought after the return of the interim report, and the submission of receipts. Please note - all expenditure must be vouched with original receipts, as any unspent funds must be returned to the Academy.

Following the completion of year two, final reports are requested for all RIA-RS International Exchange Cost Share projects.

You must also ensure that the ‘Guidelines for acknowledging funding’ are followed.

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