Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund Grant

The British Academy

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Grant amount: Up to £5,000

Anticipated deadline: Dec 11, 2020 9:00am PST

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Central Asia; China; India; Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Location of residency: Anywhere in the world

Location of citizenship: Hungary, United Kingdom

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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.

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.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Applicants must be British or Hungarian subjects.
  • Applicants should be of postdoctoral status or have comparable experience.
  • Research should be 'so far as possible by means of exploratory work'.


  • Applications are not accepted from postgraduate students.