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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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2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences: call for nominations

Thursday, 18 June 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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Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Monday, 26 March 2018

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. presented the 2017 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals at a ceremony in Academy House on 23 March.

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The DIB & the Cunningham Medal

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Read the DIB entry on William Mossop, and his son William, both engravers and designers of medals, by Daniel Beaumont and David Murphy, below.

Dictionary of Irish Biography, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Academy Gold Medals

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Professor Louis Cullen and Professor Fergus Shanahan were awarded the 2016 Academy Gold Medals.

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