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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Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Updated Tuesday, 06 October: Following the Government's guidelines and the Plan for Living with Covid-19 we have closed Academy House. There will be no access to Academy buildings for staff, Members...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

Conor O’Clery wins 2020 Michel Déon Prize

Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Today Conor O’Clery was announced as the winner of the prestigious 2020 Royal Irish Academy Michel Déon Prize for non-fiction for his book The Shoemaker and his Daughter (Penguin Randomhouse).

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

2021 Charlemont Grants scheme open for applications

Thursday, 24 September 2020

The Royal Irish Academy's Charlemont Grants scheme for projects taking place in 2021 is now open to applications.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

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...

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Autumn Archaeology Grants schemes open

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants,  Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites,  Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme now open for applications.

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

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.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Dr Yikai Xu awarded the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize

Monday, 6 July 2020

The Belfast based PhD student was recognised for his revolutionary work in nanomaterials science in a virtual ceremony on Friday 3 July 2020.

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards

Grants made under Archaeology Research Grants and Radiocarbon dates scheme 2020

Friday, 19 June 2020

The Royal Irish Academy has funded six projects under this year’s Archaeology Research Grants scheme. The Royal Irish Academy has also approved the awarding of eight radiocarbon dates to two researchers.

Grants and Awards

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.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

2020 Michel Déon Prize Shortlist

Thursday, 28 May 2020

The Royal Irish Academy and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have today announced the six shortlisted titles for the 2020 Michel Déon Prize for Non-Fiction.

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement