News: New Churchill Fellows announced for 2020

Published: 4 Mar 2020

News: New Churchill Fellows announced for 2020

On 5 March we announce 141 new Churchill Fellows who will travel the world in search of innovative solutions for the UK's most pressing problems. They will visit a total of 51 countries in 6 continents, with a mission to inspire change in their professions and communities when they return.

As ever, our 2020 Fellows include people from all parts of UK society, looking at many of the key issues that face the UK – ranging from climate change to suicide prevention, domestic abuse to urban design.

“We’re excited to see the new ideas that this year’s Churchill Fellows will bring back to the UK on a huge range of today’s practical challenges. Since our creation in 1965 we have appointed 5,800 Fellows and we have seen many of them become knowledge leaders and innovators in their professions and communities across the UK. This is a crucial bridge of people and ideas between the UK and the world.” - Julia Weston, Chief Executive of WCMT

Read Julia’s blog

Together the 2020 Fellows will receive grants totalling over £1,050,000 and each person will have the opportunity to spend up to two months overseas, researching practical innovations that can be actioned in the UK.

Below you can find out more about the 2020 Fellows who have been awarded Fellowships in the following fields:

Arts, crafts and design for the built environment
Emergency response
Enterprise for social impact
Environment, conservation and sustainable living
Healthcare for the 21st century
Palliative and end of life care
Physical activity: making moves for healthier lives
Rural living: strengthening countryside communities
Science, technology and engineering
Suicide: prevention, intervention and postvention

Everyone can apply for a Churchill Fellowship, regardless of age, background or qualifications, as long as they are a UK citizen aged 18 or over. Applications for travel in 2021 have been paused. Find out more here. 

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