Applications are now open for the 2020 Churchill Fellowships

COVID-19 Advice
 The application process for the 2020 Churchill Fellowships remains unchanged. Applications close 11.59pm AEST Thursday 30 April 2020 for travel in 2021. Advice will be forthcoming on how interviews will be conducted this year based on social distancing guidelines. We encourage you to think futuristically and apply!


Apply online for the 2020 Churchill Fellowship
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2020 Churchill Fellowship Application Guide (Download PDF 6Mb)
2020 Assessment Interviews Timetable
Guidelines to Apply
Selection Process
Frequently Asked Questions


Churchill Fellowship can offer you (as an Australian citizen) a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue that you are passionate about.

It is for anyone who has exhausted alternatives within Australia and would like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas, innovation, and excellence.

The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships provides a pathway for Churchill Fellows to access expertise from around the world that is not typically available to everyone, expanding your 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, however, the Fellowship is NOT designed to enable applicants to complete tertiary qualifications.

The subject of your proposed project is limitless provided a benefit to Australia is evident and a willingness to share the knowledge gained with Australia is displayed.

100+ Fellowships will be available for award in 2020.


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