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Teacher and Student Information

Continuing a tradition which began in the late 1890s with the RDS Scientific Lectures for Youth, the current RDS Foundation portfolio has an extensive programme for both primary and secondary school students and teachers as well as those at third-level.

Primary & Secondary Level Programme

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RDS Primary Science Fair

The RDS Primary Science Fair encourages primary school teachers to focus on developing students’ scientific skills by investigating a question or problem. Through working together to question, observe, record and then make sense of what they find, students develop core life skills which provide them with a strong foundation for their future path in life.



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RDS STEM Learning

The RDS STEM Learning Programme is an innovative and interactive professional development programme for Primary School teachers. It is aimed at developing participants’ pedagogical and conceptual knowledge of science.



Third-Level Programme

2016 Music Bursary Winner Aoife Gibney

RDS Music Bursary

With a prize fund of €15,000 the RDS Music Bursary is one of the largest single bursaries on offer to a young musician in Europe. Open to vocalists, conductors and instrumentalists, the Bursary aims to assist a young professional musician develop their career through further study at home or abroad or for the purchase of a musical instrument.


Rachel Doolin

RDS Visual Art Awards

The RDS Visual Art Awards has an annual prize fund of €20,000 and provides a platform for graduating artists as they transition from student into early professional career. A team of independent curators view the end of year degree shows in selected colleges around the country and then shortlist artists, who will be invited to apply online for the Awards. A panel of five judges will select artists from these applications for inclusion in a high profile, curated exhibition.


Walsh Research Fellowship Awards

Walsh Research Fellowship

The RDS and Teagasc collaborate on the Walsh Research Fellowship to encourage high calibre graduates to stay in Ireland and pursue their research interests. The Walsh Research Fellows undertake a broad spectrum of research including food processing, animal and crop production, soils and environment, agri-food economics and rural development.




Venue Information

How to Find the RDS

How to Find the RDS

Information about getting to the RDS.




Parking at RDS Foundation Events

Parking at RDS Foundation Events

Information about parking for those attending RDS Foundation Events.



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