The Royal Anthropological Institute has six honours and distinctions at its disposal. These awards are announced in Anthropology Today.

The Henry Myers Lecturship on the Role of Religion in Society was founded by Henry Myers, a Fellow of the Institute, in 1945 "to further the study of man's mental and spiritual development".

The Patron's MedalĀ is awarded from time to time for distinguished services to Anthropology and to the Institute.