THE ROYAL IRISH ACADEMY IS IRELAND'S LEADING BODY OF EXPERTS IN THE SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES

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 in Natural History

The Praeger Grants in Natural History were set up in honour of Robert Lloyd Praeger, “Ireland’s greatest naturalist”, onetime President of the RIA and instigator of the of original Clare Island Survey, to encourage the promotion of field study of Ireland’s geology, flora and fauna.

Since 1958, the RIA, through its Praeger Committee, has used the income of this fund to disburse over 360 grants to amateur natural historians, for small fieldwork projects throughout the island of Ireland.

All queries can be sent to grants@ria.ie

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Appeals

The Royal Irish Academy has an agreed set of  procedures and responsibilities for appeals in connection with a decision to decline funding of a grant application. For further information see here.

Submission deadline

The Praeger Grants in Natural History opens on 3 March and will remain open until Tuesday 14 April 2020. Any application received after 17:00 (GMT), Tuesday 14 April 2020 will be deemed ineligible and will not be assessed for funding.

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