Become a Fellow

Get ready, our next Churchill Fellowship application round opens 1 March 2024! 

Learn globally, inspire locally

A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens and permanent residents a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to learn more about a topic or issue that they are passionate about.

You don’t need an academic qualification to apply, in fact you don’t need to have finished school. You can do a Churchill Fellowship on any topic, provided there is a benefit to Australia and your community by you sharing your knowledge or skills.

We’re back! Register now for our online Churchill Fellowship information sessions

​To inspire your application for the 2024 Churchill Fellowship round, the Churchill Trust, in partnership with our Churchill Fellows, will be delivering virtual information sessions throughout February 2024.

​​​In these sessions join Churchill Fellows as they share their Fellowship experiences, impart insights on their fascinating projects and motivate you with what they have achieved since returning to Australia. You will also be able to engage in a live Q&A and gain helpful advice on how to apply.

Missed an information session? You can watch the recordings here on our YouTube channel.

Preparing to apply for a Churchill Fellowship

If you are thinking about applying to become a Churchill Fellow, here is our recommended checklist to help you prepare for your application:

  1. Check if you are eligible and read about the selection process
  2. Get inspired and watch our  short video series
  3. Register to attend one of our online Information sessions which will be held throughout February
  4. Read our Application guide including application form questions
  5. Consider who you might ask to be your referees, reach out to them, and provide them with the Referee Guide
  6. Read our Frequently Asked Questions

If applying online presents difficulties, please contact us 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.

Alternative Fellowship types

Attention adventurous and curious minds! Are you located in a remote or isolated area, but longing to explore more populated parts of Australia to bring back knowledge and new ways of doing things to benefit your community? Or perhaps you’re looking to learn from unique, yet unsafe areas, or you cannot physically travel? Are you seeking to maximise the impact of your project by partnering with an Indigenous applicant? Look no further! Our Alternative Fellowship Types are just what you need to expand your horizons and achieve your goals. Click the below options to read more:

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