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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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

Dictionary of Irish Biography now open access

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

First launched in 2009, the Dictionary of Irish Biography (DIB) has moved to an ‘open access’ model making its entire corpus of nearly 11,000 biographical entries freely available to all users for the first time at www....

Dictionary of Irish Biography

RIA author William C. Campbell wins 2021 SFI St Patrick’s Day Science Medal

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

This prestigious prize highlights the enduring strength of US-Ireland relations.


Independent Review of RIA Membership

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Today at the Stated General Meeting the Royal Irish Academy elected 23 new Members who have international reputations in their respective fields.


St Patrick's Day, Washington DC, 1965

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

While working through the archives for what became DIFP Volume XII we came across the photograph pictured above.

Documents on Irish Foreign Policy

The future of cross border co-operation in the Arts

Monday, 15 March 2021

We are delighted to announce that the ARINS project has selected The Audience Agency to research and write a report entitled The future of cross border cooperation in the Arts.

Publications, ARINS - Analysis and Research: Ireland North and South

Interview with RIA authors Sharon Arbuthnot and Máire Ní Mhaonaigh

Friday, 12 March 2021

Celebrating the launch of the Spreading the Words RadioMoLI series as a whole.

Publications, Foclóir Stairiúil na Gaeilge

Young Academy Survey of Early Career Researchers

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The Royal Irish Academy would like to gather the views of Early Career Researchers on the proposal to establish a Young Academy in Ireland. The Young Academy would bring together Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from all...

Policy and International Relations, Higher Education Futures

Updated HEA legislation

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

The Academy has responded to the consultation on the latest legislative proposals from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (D/FHERIS) to the reform of the Higher Education...

Policy and International Relations

Nuala Johnson, MRIA: Geographer

Tuesday, 9 March 2021

Professor Johnson’s research explores three distinct but related areas of scholarship: place and nationalism; identity politics, memory and representation; and the spaces of scientific knowledge, gender and empire.

Membership, Members Research Series, Public Engagement


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