The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) has announced that applications for Churchill Fellowships – a unique opportunity open to all UK adult citizens – are open until 17 September.
A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons by researching an issue that you care about, with the global leaders in that subject, anywhere in the world.
‘These are truly life-changing grants enabling you to travel the world researching a cause that’s close to your heart, meeting the foremost practitioners and seeing the best projects anywhere.’ (Quote from Julia Weston, Chief Executive)
We will fund you to spend up to two months overseas, meeting experts, visiting projects and learning new ideas. And when you return, we will help you to use what you’ve learnt to make change happen in your sector or community. Not only that, the status of being a Churchill Fellow can open doors in your workplace, your sector and around the world. It gives you the credentials, knowledge and confidence to progress a cause that’s close to your heart.
After their journeys, Fellows tell us they feel recharged and inspired. They value the time to think, learn and take stock of their subject and their career. They come home with new perspectives and directions – and the drive to put them into practice. Fellows go on to become experts and leaders in their fields, set up projects and organisations, and influence practice and policy in their workplace, region and even across the nation. We choose them for their ideas and commitment and we back them every step of the way – because a Churchill Fellowship is for life.
Anyone can apply, regardless of age, qualifications or background. Fellows come from all parts of UK society and all walks of life. The only threshold is that you must be a UK resident citizen aged 18 or over. The only criteria are the power of your ideas and the potential of your commitment to make a difference when you come home. We are open for applications in 2019 from 16 May to 17 September at 5pm. This is for travels in 2020 and beyond.