1.1 Citizenship. Fellowships are offered to Australian Citizens only.
1.2 Age. Awards are granted to applicants over the age of 18 years. No upper age limit is prescribed but generally awards will be made to those whose major contribution to their field lies before them.
1.3 Tertiary Qualifications. Fellowships will not be awarded to enable the applicant to obtain/complete tertiary qualifications eg. PhD.
1.4 Nature of Project. Churchill Fellowships will be awarded for the purpose of pursuing an overseas investigative project of a kind that is not readily available in Australia.
1.5 Submission of Application. The application must be lodged in the State or Territory of residence of the applicant, irrespective of the place of employment. An application can only be lodged in one State or Territory.
1.6 Interviews. Short-listed applicants are required to attend an interview in person.
1.7 Citizens Overseas. An applicant who is an Australian Citizen, temporarily overseas, will be considered for a Fellowship if they are available to attend an interview in Australia and intend to return to Australia on completion of their Fellowship.
1.8 Joint and Multiple Applications. Fellowships are awarded to individual applicants only and for individual projects only. An applicant can only lodge one application per year.
1.9 Amount of Award. The value of every Fellowship is different as it is calculated based on the number of countries to be visited, the duration of the approved Fellowship and an estimated airfare. The average value of a Fellowship is 28,000 AUD. See point 3 for more detail.
1.10 Support From Other Sources. The Trust will take account of any other existing sources of support for a project and will normally avoid duplicating the activities of other bodies. Only in special circumstances may a Fellowship be held concurrently with another award. In such circumstances the Trust may reduce the amount of its Award by the amount received from another source.
1.11 Duration of Fellowships. The duration of a Churchill Fellowship is determined by the project aim and the length of time needed overseas to achieve this aim. A Fellowship is a minimum of 4 weeks and a maximum of 8 weeks. A longer itinerary can be applied for provided this is necessary to achieve the project aim. If called for interview applicants will be expected to justify the additional time needed overseas. Additional time outside of the approved Fellowship itinerary will be at the Fellow’s own expense.
1.12 Sponsored Fellowships. A number of sponsored Churchill Fellowships are offered each year, usually confined to a particular field of endeavour. All applicants with an appropriate project are considered for the award of a sponsored Fellowship as well as a general Fellowship.
1.13 Continuous Travel. A Churchill Fellowship must be taken as one continuous journey from Australia.