Become a Fellow

2022 Churchill Fellowship applications are now closed. If you applied you should hear from us by 30 May, read more about our selection process and timings here.

Thinking about applying in 2023? We recommend that you read through the following information to support you with your application.

Pictured: Churchill Fellow Chris McColl

Learn globally, inspire locally

Churchill Fellowships offer a diverse range of people from all walks of life an opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to explore a topic or issue that they are passionate about. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community and in any field or topic of interest.

No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship, and the topic of your proposed project is limitless, provided a willingness to share your findings with the Australian community is evident.

Applicants are empowered to design their own projects to explore international best practice and innovation that can be applied in Australia.

Applying for a Churchill Fellowship

Before you apply, we recommend that you read through our frequently asked questions to ensure you are eligible and your project meets our requirements.

To support your application, you can watch our recorded information sessions held throughout February and March 2022. In these sessions Churchill Fellows share their Fellowship experiences as they provide helpful advice on how to apply, insights into their fascinating projects, and what they have achieved since returning to Australia. These are available on our Youtube channel.

If you meet the eligibility requirements to apply for a Churchill Fellowship and you are motivated to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to explore a topic or issue that you are passionate about, and share the knowledge you gain when you return, we encourage you to apply. Learn more about the selection process here.

If applying online presents difficulties, please contact the Trust team 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.

Read our commitment to accessible and inclusive practices.



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