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2021 Academy Gold Medal in the Social Sciences: call for nominations

Monday, 12 April 2021

In 2021, the Academy will award a Gold Medal in the Social Sciences to an individual who has made a demonstrable and internationally recognised outstanding scholarly contribution to their field. 

Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

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...

Grants and Awards

Praeger Grants for Natural History open

Friday, 19 March 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is delighted to welcome applications for the Praeger Grants in Natural History. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, 23 April 2021.

Grants and Awards

R.J. Hunter Research Bursaries Awarded

Friday, 19 February 2021

The Royal Irish Academy is pleased to announce that three research bursaries have been funded this year under the R.J. Hunter Research Bursary scheme which provides support for the direct costs of research on aspects of...

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Charlemont Grants awarded 2020/2021

Friday, 19 February 2021

The Royal Irish Academy has funded fifteen early career researchers under the Charlemont Grants scheme.

Grants and Awards

Winning work of the 2021 Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize has implications for vaccine development

Thursday, 28 January 2021

Dr Conor Crawford is the winner of the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2021 sponsored by Henkel. The prestigious prize is awarded for the most outstanding Irish PhD thesis in the chemical sciences and is announced...

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

Call for entries extended: Kathleen Lonsdale Chemistry Prize 2021

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Applications for the Kathleen Lonsdale RIA Chemistry Prize 2021 are now extended. The new closing date for submissions will be 12 noon on Monday, 18 January 2021.

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

Important notice in relation to Covid-19

Monday, 4 January 2021

Academy House is closed for the moment. Our online bookshop is open but please expect significant delays in shipping orders. Most services will continue to be delivered remotely during this period. We thank you for your...

Library, Publications, Membership, Grants and Awards

2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards: winners announced

Friday, 11 December 2020

Watch the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards special virtual event with guest of honour Simon Harris T.D., Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards