Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund 2023-24

The Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund was established according to the terms of the will of Sir Aurel Stein FBA, to commemorate his friendship with Sir Thomas Arnold FBA, for 'the encouragement of research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia’.
Funding status
Closed for applications
Career stage
Postdoctoral or equivalent research
Earliest start date
1 Apr 2024
Scheme opens date
15 Nov 2023
Deadline date
10 Jan 2024 - 17:00 GMT
Duration of award
24 months


Applicants must be British or Hungarian subjects. Applicants should be of postdoctoral status or have comparable experience. Applications are not accepted from postgraduate students.

Level of award

Research should be "so far as possible by means of exploratory work". Funds are limited and normally grants will not exceed around £2,500, but in exceptional circumstances grants may be considered up to £5,000.

All applications should demonstrate that Academy funds are sought for a clearly defined, discrete piece of research, which will have an identifiable outcome on completion of the Academy-funded component of the project.

Duration of award

Awards are tenable for up to 24 months.

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