School of Design

ULITA – an Archive of International Textiles

Postgraduate Research and Visiting Fellowships


Research on tartans

ULITA and the School of Design welcome applications from potential graduate students to work on aspects of ULITA’s collections. Enquiries to:

Director of Postgraduate Studies
The School of Design
The University of Leeds LS2 9JT
Telephone: +44 (0)113 343 3700
Fax: +44 (0)113 343 3704


International Visiting Fellowships

Unfortunately ULITA is not in a position to make a financial contribution to research visits,  nor are we able to cover scholarships or honoraria. Rather, a “bench fee”, of a level determined by the Director in consultation with the Head of the School of Design, is payable by each visiting scholar for each three-month period.

Should you wish to be considered for one of ULITA’s International Visiting Fellowships please note that there is no standard application form to complete. Instead, please forward a one page research proposal (in English, showing clearly how your research can benefit, enhance or complement the activities of ULITA) and a one page career résumé, together with a brief signed statement of reference from your employing institution, showing your institutional affiliation, stating clearly your current position and the period of the proposed sabbatical engagement at ULITA.

Please note that we have numerous proposals from potential visiting scholars to Leeds and we are only able to accept a very small proportion of these. Further to this, all emigration regulations pertaining at the time must be adhered to or addressed by the Visiting Fellow, and ULITA is not in a position to negotiate or submit visa applications on behalf of any applicant. Applications can be sent to, and are reviewed several times a year.

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