Fellowship details and how to apply Fellowship details and how to apply

The Royal Literary Fund (RLF) is a charity, founded in 1790, for the relief of poor and distressed authors, but also to aid the advancement of public education.

In 2000, the RLF set up a scheme of Fellowships at universities and colleges. An RLF Fellowship lasts for one academic year and involves one-to-one tutorials, held on two days a week, which help students develop their academic and expository writing skills, focussing on such issues as researching and structuring essays, clear presentation and expression, writing abstracts and CVs. There may also be occasional seminars but in general the rest of the week is free for the Fellow to concentrate on her or his own work.

Applications are welcomed from playwrights, poets, translators, biographers, novelists, science writers, historians and any other published writers, and should be made directly to:

Steve Cook
Fellowship Officer
The Royal Literary Fund
3 Johnson's Court
London EC4A 3EA
Tel: 0171 353 7160
Email: rlitfund@btconnect.com

The current Royal Literary Fund Fellows at UEA for 2015/16 are Rupert Christiansen and Sian Evans


Rupert ans Sian offer one-to-one tutorials on all aspects of essay writing (including dissertations and theses); expression of ideas; construction of arguments; grammar; style; presentation.

This service is free and open to all UEA students.

How to make an appointment

Surgeries are held with Rupert on Mondays and Tuesdays and with Sian on Wednesdays (both in Music 0.11).  To book an appointment simply add your name to the board outside Music 0.11 or email the fellows at r.christiansen@uea.ac.uk or sian.evans@uea.ac.uk.

Please note that the RLF Fellows do not deal with EFL students, or with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. For this kind of assistance please contact the Student Support Service. RLF Fellows do not offer a proof-reading service.

Further information can be found at the RLF website.