The Royal Literary Fund is a charity, founded over 200 years ago, to support writers.
Among the many writers it has helped are Coleridge and Ivy Compton Burnett.
It also gave help to Robert Burns' widow and James Boswell's daughter.
Eleven years ago, the RLF started a new scheme: The Royal Literary Fund Fellowship.
Under this scheme, the Fund pays a professional writer to be on a University campus for one to two days a week. During that time, the writer is available for consultation by anyone in the University, whether students or staff, who want help with their writing. The writing may be academic or their own, independent creative writing.
The service is entirely free and confidential. The RLF Fellow is not employed by the University and does not report to them. Tutors may recommend students to the Fellow, but the Fellow will never tell anyone about students’ visits.