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:
The Royal Literary Fund
3 Johnson's Court
London EC4A 3EA
Tel: 0171 353 7160