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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A celebration of Irish women

Friday, 31 January 2020

An exhibition running from St Brigid’s Day to International Women’s Day

Publications, 1916 Portraits and Lives

Senior Executive Assistant 9-month FTC with a view to extension

Friday, 31 January 2020

The Academy is seeking applications to fill the position of Senior Executive Assistant. 


Irish Higher Education Debate

Thursday, 30 January 2020

On the 28 January, a debate was held on the future of higher education and research in Ireland, with spokespersons from the major political parties ahead of #GE2020.

Public Engagement

Academy’s most prestigious medal awarded

Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Professor Nicholas Canny MRIA, distinguished historian, received the RIA's premier award the Cunningham Medal

Membership, Grants and Awards

National Open Research Coordinator - 18-month FTC

Monday, 27 January 2020

An 18-month post with Digital Repository Ireland (DRI) as national open research coordinator to drive the open research agenda in Ireland, reporting to both the DRI and an oversight group made up of the Department of...

Digital Repository of Ireland, Vacancies

RIA Publications Senior Editor appointed to ALPSP Training Committee

Friday, 24 January 2020

Helena King, RIA Publications Senior Editor, has been appointed as a member of the Training Committee of the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers (ALPSP).


Turin Academy of Sciences 2020 Prizes

Friday, 24 January 2020

The Turin Academy of Sciences invites nominations for their scientific prizes.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

The International Balzan Foundation Prize

Friday, 24 January 2020

Nominations are now being welcomed for the 2020 Balzan Prizes.

Policy and International Relations, International Activities

Call for applications for the US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

Friday, 17 January 2020

Entry to the 2020 US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards has now closed.

Grants and Awards, US-Ireland Research Innovation Awards

New DIB 'missing person': Fay Taylour

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Pioneering motorist Fay Taylour joins the DIB in our latest batch of 'missing persons'. Born in Offaly in 1904, she won multiple major motorcycle and car racing titles against both male and female competitors.

Dictionary of Irish Biography


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