UEA Archives and Collections Visiting Fellowships is a dynamic new initiative, which welcomes applications from academic researchers wishing to travel to Norwich to make use of the University's archives and collections for innovative research. 

The Fellowship Scheme

Our unique and varied holdings consist of museum artefacts, art works, rare books and manuscripts, and archive collections including archives include the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA), UEA Library Archives, Sainsbury Centre, and Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU).

We encourage applicants from all career stages and from all disciplines within the scope of the archives and collection. Applications from early-career researchers are particularly welcomed.

Attracting a bursary of £2,500 per each 4-week Fellowship (£2,000 living expenses and up to £500 travel expenses), research applications can support traditional and/or practice research directly relating to the University’s collections. Applications for projects that collaborate with researchers at UEA are welcome, as are applications that will lead to future collaborative grant applications with colleagues at UEA. Applications aimed at developing a Visiting Fellow’s ability to make strong applications to externally funded post-doctoral positions to be held at the UEA are encouraged.

Application Form and Deadline

Applications for Fellowships in 2023/24 are welcomed. The closing date for receipt of completed forms is 5pm on 29/03/24.

Applicants must ensure their referee submits the letter in support of their application by 5pm on 29/03/24.

Fellowships are to be held between 1 August 2024 and 31 July 2025 and Fellows are expected to be resident in Norwich for the term of their Fellowship.

Application Form

Our Archives

UEA Library

The University of East Anglia’s unique and varied holdings consist of museum artefacts, art works, rare books and manuscripts, and archive collections. The disciplinary range is wide, with particular strengths in British Contemporary Writing; Modernist Art, Design and Architecture; Science and Scientific Writing; Theatre; Suffragettes; Printed Ephemera; UEA Collections. Archives at UEA also holds material of relevance to Digital Humanities research projects. 

East Anglian Film Archive

The University of East Anglia owns and operates the East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA), an accredited film archive and the first Regional Film Archive in England. EAFA is a state of the art digital moving image archive and contains thousands of films and television programmes from 1896 to the present day, including unique collections from Anglia Television, BBC East, and the Institute of Amateur Cinematographers. The collection includes approximately 75,000 catalogue titles and 148,000 with physical items in the vaults.

Sainsbury Centre

The University of East Anglia is also home to the remarkable collections at the Sainsbury Centre, representing some of the most important works of art assembled in the United Kingdom, spanning some 5,000 years of human creativity, and the Robert Sainsbury Library, part of the Sainsbury Research Unit, which is housed within the Centre. Collections and archives include the Robert and Lisa Sainsbury Collection; the Lisa Sainsbury Ceramics Collection; the Sainsbury Abstract Collection; the Anderson Collection of Art Nouveau; the University Collection of Abstract and Constructivist Art, Design and Architecture; the Family Collection; the Vice-Chancellor Collection; the Silver Collections; the Sir Robert Sainsbury Archive; the Lucie Rie Archive; the Sir Colin Anderson Archive.