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Closing soon: call for nominations for 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Closing date for nominations for 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geoscience is Wednesday, 14 July at 17:00.

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2020 Academy Gold Medals presented in virtual ceremony

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Mary E. Daly, MRIA received 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities and Daniel Bradley, MRIA received 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences in virtual awarding ceremony  

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Academy Gold Medals presented at private ceremony in Queen's University Belfast

Monday, 14 September 2020

The Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals were presented to Richard English, MRIA, Professor of Politics and Vincent Fusco, MRIA, Professor of Electronic Engineering and Head of High Frequency Electronics Research at Queen’s...

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Call for nominations extended: 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences

Tuesday, 11 August 2020

The Gold Medals are awarded to individuals who have made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution in their fields.

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Closing 17 June - 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

The closing date the nominations of candidates for the 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities is 17 June at 17:00.

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2020 Academy Gold Medals: call for nominations

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

The Academy is seeking the nomination of candidates for the 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities and the 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences.

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Academy Gold Medals: call for nominations

Monday, 24 June 2019

In 2019 the Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Social Sciences and one in the Engineering Sciences.

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Interviews with 2018 Gold Medallists

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Watch the 2018 Academy Gold Medals winners, Kathleen James-Chakraborty, MRIA and Stephen J. Smartt, MRIA sharing their views on what it means to receive their awards

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Gold Medals for the stars of research

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Academy Gold Medals awarded in the Humanities and the Physical and Mathematical Sciences to architectural historian, Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty and Astrophysicist, Professor Stephen J. Smartt MRIA.

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Academy Gold Medals: Call for nominations

Friday, 20 April 2018

In 2018 the Academy will award two Gold Medals: one in the Humanities and one in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences.

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