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 Yikai Xu wins this year's Kathleen Lonsdale Prize

Friday, 27 March 2020

Dr Yikai Xu, a recent PhD graduate of QUB, has been selected as this year’s winner of the Royal Irish Academy’s Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize, sponsored by Henkel which is granted to the most outstanding Irish PhD...

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

Charlemont Grants awarded 2019/2020

Thursday, 26 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy has funded thirty early career researchers under the Charlemont Grants scheme, which enables researchers to undertake short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research...

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Extended Deadline - Archaeology Research Grants and Radiocarbon dates

Friday, 20 March 2020

The deadline for these grant schemes has been extended unit 14 April 2020 due to the current Covid-19 situation. 

Humanities and Social Sciences Committees, Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards

Michel Déon Non-Fiction Prize opens

Thursday, 12 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the Michel Déon Non-Fiction prize is open for entries until 12 April 2020.  

Grants and Awards, Public Engagement

Praeger Grants for Natural History open

Wednesday, 11 March 2020

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to welcome applications for the Praeger Grants in Natural History. The deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, 14 April 2020.

Grants and Awards

Eoin O'Mahony bursary event review

Tuesday, 10 March 2020

The Eoin O’Mahony Bursary in Irish history was set up by friends and family of the late Eoin O’Mahony.

Grants and Awards

Academy’s most prestigious medal awarded

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Professor Nicholas Canny MRIA, distinguished historian, received the RIA's premier award the Cunningham Medal

Membership, Grants and Awards

Call for applications for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 17 January 2020

Entry to the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards has now closed.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

How to prepare your application: webinar slides

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Following the webinar in how to prepare your application for the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards, the slides from that presentation are now available.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Charlemont Grants scheme open for applications

Thursday, 24 October 2019

The Royal Irish Academy’s research travel grant scheme for early career researchers based in Ireland is open for applications

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants