The Winston Churchill Trust and the Centre for Policy Futures at the University of Queensland have formed a partnership to increase the impact of outstanding Churchill Fellows and their findings through the Policy Impact Program (PIP).
The Policy Impact Program (PIP) will identify, curate and advocate a selection of ideas from Churchill Fellows that have the potential to shape best practice and policy reform on a variety of relevant and contemporary issues facing Australia.
In 2020, 11 applicants were selected to join the program to work alongside leading policy analysts to assess the policy implications of their work and develop their policy ideas into an article for the annual publication Policy Futures: A Reform Agenda.
The rigorous selection process of the final Fellows chosen for the PIP was conducted over two stages and utilising the expertise of an esteemed Selection Committee from around Australia. Stage 1 consisted of a review of written applications to longlist a total of 20 applicants, who were then requested to submit a short video presentation about their policy topic and recommendations. In Stage 2, these presentations and applications were reviewed in a whole of committee meeting to make the final selection of shortlisted applicants for the program.
The new PIP Fellows have been provided with opportunities to develop their skills in policy and governance, identify and engage with relevant government leaders, extend their networks, and learn how to improve the context-specificity of their findings.
With the combined strengths and convening power of the Churchill Trust and the UQ Centre for Policy Futures, the perspectives of PIP Fellows will be given a national platform and be targeted in such a way as to heighten the impact. We encourage all eligible Fellows with findings and ideas of relevance to Australian public policy to consider applying for this highly valuable opportunity.
* We will consider Expressions of interest from Fellows prior to 2013 on a case-by-case basis.
Please see the Policy Impact Program Prospectus for more information
For any enquiries please contact Kirsty Guster on email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0437 301 390.