Creative Writing Scholarships

Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Fund Scholarships

It was novelist-academics Angus Wilson and Malcolm Bradbury who had the vision to create the first MA programme for creative writing in the UK. And their very first “test” student was Ian McEwen, who during that one year wrote 20 short stories. This cemented both the beginnings of the MA Creative Writing and the start of Ian McEwen’s internationally acclaimed writing career.

Since then, UEA has launched the careers of many other writers: Kazuo Ishiguro, Anne Enright, Tracy Chevalier, Adam Foulds, Andrew Miller, Tash Aw, John Boyne and David Almond among others. Our roll call of teachers is equally impressive and includes: Angela Carter, Lorna Sage, Michelle Roberts, Patricia Duncker, Andrew Motion, Giles Foden and Lavinia Greenlaw.

We want to ensure that all talented writers, regardless of their financial background, have their chance to study with us and to turn from hobbyist to author.
The Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Fund offers Scholarships on the prestigious MA Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) course.  By donating to the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Fund your gift will help to support emerging writers at the start of their literary career and will help to fund future scholarships.  All gifts will join together to help enhance the literary landscape we all enjoy today.

“My time at UEA was a big step in my career as a writer. It forced me to take writing seriously, and to change the direction of my life. Without it I would probably still be working nine to five in an office.”
Tracy Chevalier, novelist and UEA MA Creative Writing alumna


To make a donation to the Malcolm Bradbury Memorial Fund click here or alternatively call the Development Office on 01603 591005.

The Charles Pick South Asia Fellowship

We are raising funds for The Charles Pick South Asia Fellowship. This fellowship will support one unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose based in South Asia to join with us here at UEA and to have the opportunity to spend six months dedicated to their writing.

The Charles Pick South Asia Fellowship is dedicated to the memory of the distinguished publisher and literary agent, Charles Pick, whose career began in 1993 and continued until shortly before his death in January 2000. He encouraged young writers at the start of their careers with introductions to other writers, and offered practical and financial help.

The Charles Pick South Asia Fellowship seeks to continue this spirit of encouragement by giving support to the work of a new and, as yet, unpublished writer of fictional or non-fictional prose based in South Asia.  Each year an award of £10,000 is made.

Your donation will enable more unpublished writers to benefit from this unique opportunity to spend six months dedicated to their work. You can make a donation to the Charles Pick South Asia Fellowship using our online donation form.

To apply for the fellowship, please visit our website.

Named Scholarships

Named Scholarships are an excellent way of recognising your own love of literature, your time at UEA, and of creating opportunities for others.  If you are interested in creating a named Scholarship please contact Georgette Ward, Development Manager, on 01603 597574 or email: