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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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

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Academy House is open subject to maximum occupancy levels. Academy staff continue to work remotely, unless there is a need for them to be present to support core activities.  Plans for the further phases will...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

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.

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2021 Praeger Grants Awarded

Wednesday, 19 May 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to announce that three natural history projects will be funded under this year's Praeger scheme. 

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2020 Academy Gold Medals presented in virtual ceremony

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Mary E. Daly, MRIA received 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Humanities and Daniel Bradley, MRIA received 2020 Academy Gold Medal in the Life Sciences in virtual awarding ceremony  

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

New Ireland/Scotland bilateral network grants scheme opening

Friday, 7 May 2021

Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants strengthening co-operation and learning between excellent researchers, academics and practitioners in Scotland and Ireland.

Grants and Awards

Deadline extended for Archaeology Research Grants

Friday, 26 March 2021

The RIA, the National Monuments Service and the Historic Environment Division invites applications for Archaeology Research Grants scheme closing on Monday, 5 April 2021.

Standing Committee Archaeology, Grants and Awards

First Nowlan Digitisation Grants awarded

Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Kevin B. Nowlan (1921-2013) was a Dublin-born scholar who taught history at University College Dublin, 1948-1986.  He was a founding member of many cultural associations, particularly those focused on architectural...

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