New RIA Grant Scheme – “Rural, Coastal, and/or Island Communities”

The RIA has opened a new grant scheme which might be of interest.

The Ireland – Scotland bilateral network grants came about following the publication of the Scottish Irish Bilateral Review, and with which the Royal Irish Academy and Royal Society of Edinburgh were involved.  In 2023, the Ireland–Scotland Bilateral Network Grants invites applications which address the theme of ‘Rural, Coastal, and/or Island Communities’. The shared significance of Rural, Coastal and Island Communities is highlighted within the 2021 Irish-Scottish Bilateral Review noting that this strand of the review presents some of the most exciting opportunities for future collaboration. With that in mind applications from organisations wishing to collaborate on projects focused on this theme and from relevant subject areas across the Humanities and Social Sciences are welcome, with applications from areas such as History, Archaeology Literature and Gàidhlig/Gaeilge and postcolonialism particularly invited.The scheme, which will fund one grant in Ireland and one in Scotland to the value of £12,500 each is focused on the following objectives:To strengthen co-operation and learning between Scotland and Ireland through bilateral funding for joint projects;To foster partnerships/networks within and beyond academia;To encourage the initiation of new partnerships and/or the development of existing partnerships;To contribute to policy discussion in Ireland and Scotland in the specified thematic area. The scheme closes at noon on 26th October and further details can be found here: