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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Small Grant Sources

For Japanese Studies funding information please see the dedicated Japanese Studies Funding page.

Please note that a risk assessment must be submitted with all travel applications and FCO travel advice must be consulted frequently before and during travel.

Source Course Eligibility Value Deadline Further Information
Bursaries for Researcher Development Training Postgraduate Not for language study Varies Ongoing Faculty Postgraduate Administrator
Faculty Postgraduate Funds PhD Language acquisition, fieldwork and research travel Varies Ongoing Faculty Postgraduate Administrator
Conference Bursaries for Chinese Linguistics and Language Acquisition Postgraduate For travel expenses, must be related to Chinese linguistics and/or Chinese language Up to £500 per year Ongoing Faculty Postgraduate Administrator
DMES Travel Fund (Martin Hinds and A J Arberry Funds) Postgraduate and Undergraduate Supports travel and residence in the Middle East and North Africa for the purpose of language courses in Arabic or Persian or similar activities.

Please note, undergraduates either on or due to start their year abroad, or who will have completed their studies by the time of travel, are not generally eligible for these funds.
Around £150-200. Re-application possible. Ongoing Faculty Postgraduate Administrator or Faculty Undergraduate Administrator as appropriate

External funds relevant to Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Source Course Purpose
E J W Gibb Memorial Trust PhD (on topics before 1900) Support PhD research on Middle Eastern Studies or Persian Studies
Smuts Memorial Fund Postgraduate undergraduate Commonwealth-related activity
British Institute of Persian Studies Postgraduate or undergraduate Research on Iran and the Persianate World
Anglo-Omani Society Postgraduate or undergraduate Small grants plus funded Summer Arabic Language scheme
The Universities’ China Committee in London Postgraduate PhD funding and small grants for research
British Association for China Studies Postgraduate or undergraduate Various prizes and grants
Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies Student Small Grants  Postgraduate PhD funding and small grants for research