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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Charlemont Grants scheme open

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that the Charlemont Grants scheme is open to applications until 3rd November.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Academy House is open subject to maximum occupancy levels.

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

New R.J. Hunter Digitial Fellowship

Thursday, 9 September 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce the new R.J. Hunter Digital Fellowship scheme. The main purpose of this one-year post-doctoral Fellowship is to develop a prosopographical database of English and...

Grants and Awards

Autumn Archaeology Grants schemes open

Friday, 3 September 2021

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

Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

RIA Literary Prize Extended

Thursday, 26 August 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to receive confirmation from the Department of Foreign Affairs of funding for the Michel Déon Prize until 2025.

Grants and Awards

Call for Proposals: Wolf Prize 2022

Wednesday, 18 August 2021

In accordance with the Wolf Prize principle of rotation, candidate(s) for the 2022 prize can be nominated only in the following five fields: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Agriculture, and Architecture.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities, Grants and Awards

Funding awarded for an innovative collaborative project under the new Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants scheme

Wednesday, 14 July 2021

The Royal Irish Academy are delighted to announce a grant of £12,500 to Dr Ciara Healy-Musson, IT Carlow for ‘The Rural Reimagined: Connecting Irish and Scottish Artists and Writers with Rural Practices and Narratives’...

Grants and Awards

Dr Conor Crawford awarded the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2021

Thursday, 8 July 2021

UCD PhD student recognised for his transformative work developing vaccines against a major human pathogen 

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

Closing soon: call for nominations for 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geosciences

Wednesday, 7 July 2021

Closing date for nominations for 2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Environmental Sciences and Geoscience is Wednesday, 14 July at 17:00.

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

2021 Archaeology Research Grant and Archaeology Legacy Grants

Thursday, 20 May 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce funding for eight projects under the new Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme and the annual Archaeology Research Grants scheme.

Grants and Awards