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Conor O’Clery and Sally Hayden deliver prestigious Michel Déon Panel Discussion in Paris

Tuesday, 5 December 2023

On the evening of 28 November 2023 at the Irish Embassy in Paris, Royal Irish Academy Michel Déon laureates Conor O’Clery and Sally Hayden delivered the prestigious Michel Déon panel discussion in the presence of Irish...

Grants and Awards

Call for entries: Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize 2024

Monday, 27 November 2023

The Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2024 is now open for applications from researchers who completed a chemistry PhD in Ireland in 2023

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

2023 Hamilton Prize awarded to nine top mathematical students in Ireland

Thursday, 19 October 2023

On Monday 16 October the prestigious undergraduate Hamilton Prize was awarded to the top nine mathematical students on the Island of Ireland, at a ceremony in the Royal Irish Academy.

Grants and Awards, Hamilton Day, STEM Education

Charlemont Grant scheme open to applications

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

The Charlemont Grant scheme is open to early career researchers who wish to undertake short international visits from Ireland for the conduct of primary research in any subject area.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Ireland-Scotland bilateral network grants scheme open to applications on the theme of rural, coastal and/or island communities

Wednesday, 6 September 2023

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...

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Autumn Archaeology Grants open, including new Archaeological Archives Research Grants scheme

Monday, 4 September 2023

The RIA, together with the National Monuments Service are delighted to welcome applications for the Archaeology Research Excavation Grants, Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme, Archaeological Research for World Heritage...

Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards, Archaeology Research Excavation Grant

Ulster Settlers database

Tuesday, 13 June 2023

The Ulster Settlers Database was developed by Dr. Richard Fitzpatrick as part of the R.J. Hunter Digital Fellowship.

Grants and Awards

Extension of the call for nominations for the 2024 Academy Gold Medal in the Engineering Sciences

Wednesday, 7 June 2023

The closing date for nominations has been extended until Wednesday, 21 June at 17:00.  

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Watch the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2023

Thursday, 1 June 2023

Dr Chunchun Li is awarded the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize for best chemistry PhD thesis in Ireland at a ceremony at the Royal Irish Academy on Thursday 11 May. The prize was awarded in an in-person ceremony...

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

Decade of Centenaries bursaries awarded

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

The RIA today announces the twenty Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme awardees, as part of the commemorative programme for the final year of the Decade of Centenaries, supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture,...

Grants and Awards