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Archaeology Grant Schemes open for applications

05 February 2021

The RIA and the National Monuments Service invites applications for Archaeology Research Grants scheme and new Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme. Closing date for applications is 25 March 2021.

Archaeology Legacy Grants scheme

The Royal Irish Academy, together with the National Monuments Service is happy to invite applications for a new scheme which supports post-excavation research for Archaeological Research Excavations which were previously funded by the Royal Irish Academy and whose RIA excavation funding ended at least five years ago.

The Academy is grateful for significant increased funding of 250k from the National Monuments Service for this year’s Archaeology Grants which has allowed the development of this new scheme which will support legacy RIA research excavations, including bringing them to publication and demonstrating the value of archaeological research.

Further details and application form

Archaeology Research Grants

The Royal Irish Academy also invites applications for the annual Archaeology Research Grants Scheme in partnership with the National Monuments Service (Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage), and the Historic Environment Division (Department for Communities, NI). Following on from the success of last year this scheme will once again operate on an all-island basis.

This scheme welcomes applications which focus on an innovative and standalone research question with a standalone research answer into which research might provide an original contribution to archaeological knowledge.

Further detail and application forrm

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