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The Ancient India and Iran Trust offers small grants to scholars wishing to come to Cambridge and use the Trust's library. Successful applicants receive funding towards their travel and accommodation costs.  Bursaries for typically two weeks could be for up to £500 and all grants are dependent upon the length of stay.  The application form contains space for briefly outlining the nature and purpose of the research you wish to carry out and any foreseeable outcomes of this work, the proposed dates of your stay and a detailed estimate of your costs, as well as a summary of your CV. Contact details for two referees should also be provided.

The application form can be downloaded here

To avoid unnecessary delays in processing applications, please ensure that you have provided all the required information. Your estimate of costs should be as specific as possible, including details of any other funding you have or are seeking. Payment of grants will only be made on production of receipts.

Deadlines for bursary applications have changed as of January 2011. We now have three deadlines per year:

Applications should be received by one of the following deadlines: 

15th February (for visits between August and October)

15th May (for visits between November and March)

15th October (for visits between April and July)

Please send your application or address any further queries to the Administrator by e-mail at:

For further enquiries: e-mail or  tel: +44 (0)1223 356841

The Charles Wallace India Trust welcomes applications from Indian researchers wishing to consult AIIT resources.  Applications should be made direct to the Charles Wallace India Trust.  See the link below for eligibility criteria and guidelines on how to apply.