2017 Churchill Fellowship now open

Published on Tuesday 28 February 2017

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A Churchill Fellowship offers ordinary Australians the unique opportunity to travel throughout the world to investigate a topic or issue that they are passionate about. This life-changing experience is for anyone who feels they have exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar field to inspire new ideas, innovation and excellence.

The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Fellows to access expertise from around the world, expanding their knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society. There is a high level of visibility and credibility associated with being a Churchill Fellow.

No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship. The subject of the proposed project is limitless provided a benefit to Australia is evident and a willingness to share the knowledge gained with Australia is displayed.

Over 100 Fellowships (including more than 30 Sponsored Fellowships) are awarded across Australia each year.

The duration of a Churchill Fellowship is typically four to eight weeks, however, slightly shorter or longer itineraries can be considered if justified.

The value of each Fellowship varies, however, the average award is worth in excess of $25,000. These funds cover airfares, a variable allowance for travel in-country, assistance with overseas living expenses and possible assistance with the cost of conference, training or lesson fees that relate to your project.

Churchill Fellows are invariably talented, have the ability to give that little bit extra when it counts and possess drive, passion and an ongoing commitment to making a real difference to society.

Apply for a Churchill Fellowship 

Applications open Tuesday 28 February and close 4.30pm Friday 28 April 2017



 To be eligible to apply for a Churchill Fellowship you must:

  •  be an Australian Citizen over the age of 18
  •  not be enrolled in tertiary studies directly related to the topic of your proposed project
  •  have experience in and commitment to the field of your project
  •  have a project of 4 weeks to approximately 8 weeks that requires overseas investigation
  •  be willing to disseminate the results of your investigations with the broader Australian community
  •  not have been awarded a Churchill Fellowship in the past.

If you meet the Churchill Trust selection criteria and successfully complete the interview process you could be awarded a Churchill Fellowship.

Please note all applications must be made using the online application form, access the 2017 Application Guide at churchilltrust.com.au/application-process/how-to-apply/. Postal applications can only be considered in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Trust’s CEO. Contact the Trust’s National Office to discuss your situation.



Freecall 1800 777 231 or 02 6247 8333. Visit the Churchill Trust website churchilltrust.com.au to subscribe for email updates and follow the Trust on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.


Apply for a Churchill Fellowship 

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