Become a Fellow

Applications open from Monday 1 February 2021.

If you are considering applying, you will find helpful links and resources below.


Applying for a Churchill Fellowship


A Churchill Fellowship offers a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or issue that you are passionate about. As an internationally recognised award, recipients gain access to expertise from around the world, not typically available to everyone.

There is a high level of visibility and credibility associated with being a Churchill Fellow, as well as a responsibility to share the knowledge and skills gained overseas with the Australian community.

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 topic of your proposed project is limitless, provided a benefit to Australia is evident and a willingness to share your findings with the Australian community is displayed. Read more about our Churchill Fellows including the diverse range of projects they have investigated here.

More than 100 Fellowships will be available for award in 2021.

Learn globally, inspire locally


A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens from all walks of life, a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas to explore a topic or issue that they are passionate about. As an internationally recognised award, recipients gain access to expertise from around the world.

Churchill Fellows are making a difference every day in all aspects of Australian life, across an incredibly broad and diverse range of issues such as agriculture, health, arts and music, building and architecture, business, sport, science, environment and more.

How do I apply?


If you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a Churchill Fellowship to benefit the growth of your learning internationally and you are motivated to make a difference in Australia by sharing the knowledge you gain when you return, we encourage you to apply.

Before you apply, we recommend that you read through the information found at the following links to ensure that:

If applying online presents difficulties, please contact the Trust’s National Office to discuss your situation as support or reasonable adjustment can be provided. Using a different method to apply can only be considered in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the Trust’s CEO.

Please contact us via email to info@churchilltrust.com.au

How does the selection process work?


For your application to be successful, it is imperative that it meets the selection criteria. Every application for a Churchill Fellowship will be assessed on the merit of the proposed project. In this assessment the Trust considers two distinct components of equal value:

Project


Which may include:

  • The need for this project in Australia at either a State, Territory or national level
  • The benefits of the project to Australia at either a State, Territory or national level
  • The itinerary and places selected
  • The necessity to travel overseas
  • The achievability of the project.

Applicant


Which may include:

  • Ability to maximise the opportunity of a Fellowship (current standing and experience in the field, skills and/or expertise)
  • Ability and commitment to make a difference after the trip (ongoing involvement in the field, leadership qualities, a strategic approach, networks)
  • Ability and commitment to widely disseminate findings.

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