British academy

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund

The 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, or of one or more of these and so that special consideration shall be paid, if possible, to research of this character bearing upon the territories comprised in the present Kingdom of Afghanistan including the region of ancient Bactria and in the north-western frontier region of India'. Research should be 'so far as possible by means of exploratory work', and applicants must be British or Hungarian subjects.

Level of grant: In general, awards do not exceed £2,500.

Closing Date for application: Applications for the 2015-16 round must be submitted by 2 December 2015. Application forms are currently available in the e-GAP system as from 28 October 2015. The starting date for grants in the current round must be between 1 April and 31 December 2016.

Method of application: Applications must be submitted via e-GAP2, the Academy's electronic grant application system.