THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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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Dr Chunchun Li wins the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2023

Wednesday, 1 February 2023

Recent Queen's University Belfast graduate wins prize for best chemistry PhD in Ireland.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

Grant Funding Announcement

Friday, 13 January 2023

The Royal Irish Academy and The Royal Society of Edinburgh are delighted to announce funding for two innovative collaborative projects under the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants scheme.

Grants and Awards

2023 Archaeology Research Excavation Grants, Archaeology Legacy Grants and Directed Research for World Heritage Sites decisions

Friday, 2 December 2022

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce funding for six projects under the annual Archaeology Research Excavation Grants, Archaeology Legacy Grants and Directed Research for World Heritage Sites schemes.

Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

Call for entries: Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize

Monday, 28 November 2022

The Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2023 is now open for applications from researchers who completed a chemistry PhD in Ireland in 2022

Grants and Awards

Academy Gold Medal recipients announced

Thursday, 17 November 2022

The 2023 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities has been awarded to Jane Ohlmeyer MRIA and the 2023 Academy Gold Medal in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences has been awarded to Jonathan Coleman MRIA. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Charlemont Grant scheme open to applications

Wednesday, 21 September 2022

The Charlemont Grant scheme facilitates early career researchers to make short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research in any subject area.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Sally Hayden wins 2022 Michel Déon Prize

Thursday, 15 September 2022

Today Sally Hayden was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2022 Royal Irish Academy Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction for her debut book My Fourth Time, We Drowned (Harper Collins, 4th Estate).

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Autumn Archaeology Grants schemes open

Friday, 9 September 2022

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants,  Archaeology Legacy projects and Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites Schemes now open for applications.

Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

Ireland-Scotland bilateral network grants open to applications

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

The Royal Irish Academy (RIA) and the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), with the support of the Scottish Government Office in Ireland and the Department of Foreign Affairs, are pleased to invite applications for the...

Grants and Awards

Watch the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2022

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

Dr Priyanka Ganguly is awarded the 2022 Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize for best PhD thesis in Ireland in an online ceremony on Thursday 28 July 2022.

Science Committees, Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

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