The London Centre for the Ancient Near East (LCANE), acting for the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA), has set aside a limited fund to meet the registration fees of research students at British universities who have already registered or propose to register at academic conferences that are on subjects related to the ancient Near East and take place in the calendar year 2017.

Applicants are required to submit to the Chairman of LCANE a CV and personal statement of not more than 200 words, explaining the nature of their research projects and the reasons why they wish to attend the conference. The deadline for submission is 30 November 2016.

Successful applicants will be notified of the award of grants by 15 December 2016. Grants will be conditional on attendance at the conference and will be disbursed after the conference has ended.

Applicants should already be student members of the British Association for Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA), or should join on application (

LCANE funds are available to cover the registration fee only. Registration for the conference is the responsibility of the applicant.

Apply to: Dr Mark Weeden, Chairman, LCANE, Dept of Near & Middle East, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, London WC1H 0XG. Email