Faculty Research Awards and Fellowships Faculty Research Awards and Fellowships

Funding Opportunities and Initiatives

The Faculty has a number of funding schemes in place to support staff research projects, including a Small Awards Scheme to help develop research publications and our research environment, and one specifically for Early Career Researchers. Full details, including how to apply, are available via the links below. The Associate Dean for Research, Professor Claire Jowitt (c.jowitt@uea.ac.uk) and School Research Directors will be happy to discuss them with you, and answer any questions you may have.

In addition, each year the Faculty supports a number of applications for Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowships from suitably qualified applicants. In 2016 we were awarded 3 Fellowships. If you are interested in applying for the next round (2017/18), please contact Claire Grasby (c.grasby@uea.ac.uk) Administrative Assistant to the Associate Dean for Research.   

For information about our current research projects, please consult School Research Webpages:

Early Career Researchers' Forum Early Career Researchers' Forum

This new forum is designed to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for colleagues in the early stages of their research career to address career-stage specific issues and share best practice. The forum will meet c.6 times per year over lunch to 'workshop' a specific issue in an informal and encouraging atmosphere, with topics chosen in consultation with its membership. The forum's programme is organised by Professor Claire Jowitt, Associate Dean for Research, (c.jowitt@uea.ac.uk) and includes presentations by invited external speakers (including ECRs) on a particular topic or issue, but the aim is for Early Career Researchers at UEA to develop, through discussion with peers, their personal effectiveness and the skills to ensure the widest impact of their research.

The final session will be an Early Career Research Showcase where members will be invited, if they wish, to give a short presentation (3-5 minutes) on their research. This session will be an open one, which members of the Faculty and University will be invited to attend.

This initiative aims to provide a bespoke career development opportunity and, by meeting at lunchtime, is designed to fit within a 9-5 working day. Sessions will start promptly at 12 noon and finish at 1.30pm (except the Early Career Research Showcase, which runs 12-2pm), with lunch provided, and are not to be held on the same day of the week each time (to enable colleagues to attend at least some sessions). Please note, 'early career researcher' is broadly and inclusively defined for the purposes of membership of this forum: staff on research contracts and on temporary, fractional, and ATS contracts, are warmly invited to attend, as well as FT permanent ATR ECR staff.

Please see the attached schedule for further information on the 2016/17 programme.

Newsletter Archive Newsletter Archive

The Faculty publishes four times a year (spring, summer, autumn and winter) a Research Bulletin celebrating the successes and rich diversity of colleagues' research. Designed to showcase our vibrant research community, it includes a variety of information about colleagues' new publications, research grant successes, research projects and events being organised at UEA and elsewhere.

If you are interested in submitting an item for inclusion please email HUM.research@uea.ac.uk


HUM research news HUM research news

New Article by Sara Helen Binney (LDC)

Sara Helen Binney (LDC) introduces her article: "How ‘the Old Stories Persist’: Folklore in Literature after Postmodernism", recently published in C21 Literature.

New book by Jean McNeil (LDC)

Jean McNeil's 13th book, Fire on the Mountain, a novel, was published in the UK on 15 February. She has spoken at the Norfolk Festival of Nature in Norwich on 21-22 April and will speak about the novel and her work in Italy at the Universities of Bologna and Siena in late May. She will also speak to the MA Creative Writing complement at Birkbeck College on 5 June.

New Book Launched: The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia by Richard Mills (HIS)

After a decade of research, Dr Richard Mills (HIS) has published The Politics of Football in Yugoslavia: Sport, Nationalism and the State (London: I.B. Tauris, 2018). The author and publisher launched the book at the Annual Convention of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) in Cambridge in April.

DHi Events in May

Two exciting DHi events taking place in May. Both of these have been rescheduled from February/March.

WARS: Dr Sarah Lowndes on Agnes Martin

This week's WARS lecture, will be given by Dr Sarah Lowndes, Research Fellow at NUA, on the work of Agnes Martin.

‘In Search of a New Fiction? British Avant-Garde Writing of the 1960s’ Conference (LDC)

Nonia Williams (LDC) introduces 'In Search of a New Fiction? British Avant-Garde Writing of the 1960s', a conference funded by the Modern and Contemporary Writing Research Group in LDC.

New Book by Jack Hartnell (AMA)

Jack Hartnell will be launching his fantastic new book, Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages, at the Wellcome Collection, London, on Wednesday 4th April 2018.(https://wellcomecollection.org/medieval-bodies)

Annual Adventures in Research Success for Laura Joyce (LDC)

In collaboration with the UEA Publishing Project and Boiler House Press, the Adventures in Research seed funding will support the development of Hex Press. Hex Press will publish creative-critical pamphlets that cluster around themes of ecocriticism, sexuality, and the occult. The micro-press will publish work from Naomi Booth, Jodie Kim, Thomas Houlton, Camilla Bostock, and Laura Joyce, writers who have written and published creative, critical, and creative-critical works on the broad themes...

AMA Colleagues at College Art Association Annual Conference

Dr. Jessica Barker, Dr. Jack Hartnell, Dr. Ed Krčma report back from their recent trip to the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles.

Faculty Small Award for Hazel Marsh (PPL)

PPL lecturer Hazel Marsh received a Small Faculty Award, which contributed towards financing supplementary fieldwork for the ESRC-funded project, ‘Moving with Risk: forced displacement and vulnerability to hazards in Colombia’ (Principal Investigator: Professor Roger Few, DEV, Co-Investigators: Dr Teresa Armijos Burneo, DEV; Dr Hazel Marsh, PPL; Professor Jennifer Barclay, ENV).

AHRC Early Career Leadership Success for Camilla Schofield (HIS)

In 1965 and 1968, two Race Relations Acts made racial and ethnic discrimination a civil offence in English social and economic life and introduced anti-hate speech law. The birth of this equality legislation had profound and, as yet, uncharted consequences at the popular level in England. Alongside anti-racist activism, this legislation challenged and to an extent transformed the accepted locations of racism in England. Overt expressions of intolerance became increasingly unacceptable in both...

AHRC Leadership Success for Emma Long (AMA)

Emma Long (AMA) introduces her project on 'An (Evangelical) Voice in the Wilderness: The Modern Roots of Evangelical Engagement with American Politics'

PSI research selected for special issue marking twentieth anniversary of Security: A New Framework for Analysis

To celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the publication of Security: A New Framework for Analysis, the journal Security Dialogue have now published a virtual special issue. All of the articles are freely available online, including a 2017 piece co-authored by PSI’s Lee Jarvis and Tim Legrand of the Australian National University.

Ra Mason (PPL) Presents at Tohoku Forum for Creativity

Ra Mason (PPL) presented at workshop on Social and Political Dynamics of Crisis and Institutional Change in Japan, Asia and the World, at Tohoku University in February 2018.

Marie-Noelle Guillot (PPL) at conference for Translation and Intercultural Studies IATIS

Thanks to generous support from PPL seed funding, Marie-Noëlle Guillot will represent UEA at the leading conference for Translation and Intercultural Studies IATIS in Hong Kong July 3-6 2018.