15 Jan 2014
Rouse Hill Times
CHURCHILL Fellowships, where you design your own research, travel the world and expand your skills are now open to Hills residents.
Rouse Hill resident Louise Zarmati used the $20,000 fellowship last year to visit England, Slovenia, Croatia and the US, studying innovative museum and heritage education programs.
The education consultant encouraged others to have a go.
“I definitely recommend this to others as it’s non-academical,” she said.
“I wouldn’t have been able to travel to some of these countries if not for the Churchill Fellowship and my 14-year-old son, who accompanied me, said it was a life-changing experience.”
The fellowships include accommodation and travel for Australians aged over 18 to go overseas for a period of six to eight weeks, gather information in their field of work or endeavour, create networks and return to share their findings.
“The fellowships are similar to Rhodes Scholarships, but are available on a much wider basis,” the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust chief executive Paul Tys said.
Applications are open until mid-February, for travel between September 2014 and August 2015. Annually more than 100 Australians are awarded a Fellowship.
Categories include land, commerce and logistics, professions and services, health and medicine, education and training, public and community service, and also the arts.
Details: churchilltrust.com.au or 6247 8333