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Call for applications for Archaeology Research Grants and C14 Scheme

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Apply for Archaeology Research Grants and Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme.

Archaeology Standing Committee, Grants and Awards

2017 Academy Gold Medals: Call for nominations

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Nominations are now open for the Academy Gold Medals.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Charlemont Awards Ceremony 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

On Thursday 9 March 2017, the 2017 class of Charlemont Scholars were presented with their certificates at an awards ceremony for invited guests, friends and family.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Cunningham Medal Presentation

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, MRIA was presented with the Royal Irish Academy's premier award, The Cunningham Medal on 7 March 2017.

Grants and Awards

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

Cunningham Medal Presentation live stream

Friday, 3 March 2017

Watch Professor Dervilla M.X. Donnelly, MRIA in conversation with Pat Guiry, MRIA on Tuesday, 7 March at 18:30 (GMT).

Grants and Awards

US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 3 March 2017

The shortlist for the 2017 awards has been announced.

Grants and Awards

2017 class of ‘Charlemont Scholars’ Award Ceremony

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

18:30 Thursday 9 March, Academy House. All Welcome. 

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants