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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Gold Medal Award Ceremony

Monday, 26 March 2018

Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. presented the 2017 Royal Irish Academy Gold Medals at a ceremony in Academy House on 23 March.

Membership, Grants and Awards, Gold Medals

Call for applications: 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

The Royal Irish Academy and the American Chamber of Commerce, Ireland have announced the shortlist for the 2018 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards.

Grants and Awards

Call for applications for Archaeology Grants

Monday, 5 March 2018

Apply for Archaeology Research Grants and Archaeology C14 Radiocarbon Dates Scheme.

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

Charlemont Awards Ceremony 2018

Monday, 26 February 2018

On Monday 19 February, the 2018 class of Charlemont Scholars were presented with their certificates at an awards ceremony for invited guests, friends and family.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

Applications open for RIA/RS International Exchange Cost Share Programme

Monday, 15 January 2018

The Royal Irish Academy - Royal Society International Exchange Cost Share Programme is designed to enable international collaboration between two teams or individuals- one based in Ireland, and the other in the UK.

Grants and Awards

Now Open: Archaeology Research Excavation Grants

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Archaeology Research Excavation Grants – Deadline 23:55 (GMT) Thursday 26 October 2017.

Grants and Awards

2018 Charlemont Grants now open

Monday, 4 September 2017

The Charlemont Grants are unique in that they offer young Irish researchers the opportunity to travel internationally, make important connections and further their research networks in any discipline.

Grants and Awards, Charlemount Grants

2017 RIA-RS International Cost-Share Awards

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Academy makes two collaborative research awards with the Royal Society under the 2017 International Exchanges Cost-Share Programme.

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

Young Chemist Prize

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Winner of Ireland’s Young Chemist Prize to be awarded prestigious international award at the World Chemistry Congress

Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences Committee, Grants and Awards