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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Royal Irish Academy responds to the Research and Innovation Bill 2023

Wednesday, 31 May 2023

The Royal Irish Academy's response to the draft heads of the Research and Innovation Bill 2023. 

Policy and International Relations

Seed funding for International Knowledge Exchange

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

The British Academy and Royal Irish Academy announce seed funding for early-career researchers to promote international knowledge exchange

Policy and International Relations, Grants and Awards

Government Science Advisor announcement welcomed by RIA

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

The Royal Irish Academy welcomes today’s announcement by the Government to approve the appointment of a Government Science Advisor and establish a National Science Advice Forum.

Policy and International Relations

Watchback: The Fiscal Social Contract

Tuesday, 28 February 2023

Can taxation be a tool for social good? Watch back our recent event now

Policy and International Relations, Public Engagement

Visit to the Academy by the Centre of Peace and Democracy NI

Tuesday, 7 February 2023

Political and Civic Fellows from all walks of life, from Northern Ireland, associated with the Centre of Peace and Democracy paid a visit to the Academy.

Policy and International Relations

Event Report on International Reflections on STEM Education

Thursday, 2 February 2023

An event report has now been published summarising the key take-aways from the recent symposium “International Reflections on STEM Education”. 

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Watchback: Higher Education Futures Conference

Thursday, 26 January 2023

Exploration and Transformation: The future of higher education on the island of Ireland took place on 25 November 2022. Watch back the conference and learn more.

Policy and International Relations

RIA Awarded Funding under Shared Island Unit to Research Higher Education in the Northwest

Thursday, 1 December 2022

The RIA is a recipient of funding under the Shared Island New Foundations Awards to conduct a scoping exercise on Higher Education in the Northwest.

Policy and International Relations, Higher Education Futures

Royal Irish Academy statement on academic freedom

Tuesday, 15 November 2022

The Royal Irish Academy has published a statement on academic freedom.  

Policy and International Relations

Call for Applications: The British Academy-Royal Irish Academy Knowledge Frontiers Symposium 'The Future'

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

The Royal Irish Academy and the British Academy are inviting applications from early career researchers in the humanities and social sciences for grant funding to attend a research collaboration symposium on the broad...

Policy and International Relations, International Activities


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