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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International Activities

The Royal Irish Academy is a member of several global academic networks and international scholarly associations.    

We work to raise the international profile of Ireland’s researchers and research networks, strengthen the voice of the sciences, humanities and social sciences in high-level debates, and support international collaboration and mobility through Academy grants programmes. We work closely with sister academies including joint projects, policy statements and international research collaboration grants.

The Royal Irish Academy nominates suitable candidates for esteemed and prestigious international prizes. In addition to endorsing nominations, the Academy communicates successful candidates’ activities to national academics and policymakers in Ireland. International prizes the Academy engages with include

Opportunities to apply for international prizes are advertised via the Academy’s Newsletters, the Academy website and associated social media activities. Please direct any queries about nominations to international prizes to policy@ria.ie

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