Deadline: 10 January 2024
- Grants do not normally exceed £2,500, but in exceptional circumstances bids for up to £5,000 may be considered, for research taking place over a maximum period of 24 months. Applicants should not apply for expenditure that will take place over more than 24 months.
- Please note that it may not be possible to fund all applicants to the full value requested.
- There is no bar to reapplying for further funding, providing the conditions of award relating to the preceding grant have been satisfactorily fulfilled. Please note, however, that once a pilot project has been successfully completed further applications relating to the main project may be more appropriately directed elsewhere for funding (ESRC/AHRC). There is no guarantee that a re-application will be successful, so applicants with longer-term projects in mind should ensure that their research is so designed that a single phase will have an appropriate and worthwhile outcome, even if further phases are not funded.
- Funds may be sought to cover the direct expenses incurred in planning, conducting, and developing the research including:
- project planning and development costs (cost of travel for discussion in the UK and overseas)
- travel and maintenance
- research assistance (based in UK or abroad)
- specialist software
- costs of interpreters in the field
- Bids for the cost of childcare may be considered if the parent/carer is conducting research away from home and it is not possible to make alternative arrangements. The costs of normal regular childcare whilst at home are not eligible for support. Consumables include the purchase of datasets, photocopies, microfilms, etc, and any other minor items that will be used up during the course of the project. Applicants may apply for short-term consultancy or salary costs for expert staff, or short periods of research assistance. Provided they are central to the research process and an adequate case is made, the costs of preparing illustrations (including photography, acquisition of images, draughtsmanship and cartography or other bespoke illustrative material) may be considered. The cost of reproduction rights for text or images may be considered provided there is a contract for publication in place. Costs associated with deposit of digital material in an appropriately accessible repository may be considered. Costs related to conservation may be considered provided there is a clear research context to the work that falls within the remit of the Academy. Incidental translation expenses may be considered.
- Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Grants are available for advanced research, at postdoctoral or equivalent level, in the study of 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.
- Applicants must be either British or Hungarian subjects.
- Applicants should be of postdoctoral status or have equivalent experience.
- Awards will not be made retrospectively: this means that the work for which support is requested must not have commenced before the award is announced.
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