“The Fellowship was one of the best experiences of my life. Even after five years, the connections, the people, the learning and the feelings that I experienced still influence me today.” Police Constable Mark Walsh, Fellow
A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons by researching an issue that you care about, with the global leaders in that subject, anywhere in the world.
We will fund you to spend up to two months overseas, meeting experts, visiting projects and learning new ideas. And when you return, we will help you to use what you’ve learnt to make change happen in your sector or community.
Not only that, the status of being a Churchill Fellow can open doors in your workplace, your sector and around the world. It gives you the credentials, knowledge and confidence to progress a cause that's close to your heart.
After their journeys, Fellows tell us they feel recharged and inspired. They value the time to think, learn and take stock of their subject and their career. They come home with new perspectives and directions – and the drive to put them into practice.
Fellows go on to become experts and leaders in their fields, set up projects and organisations, and influence practice and policy in their workplace, region and even across the nation. We choose them for their ideas and commitment and we back them every step of the way – because a Churchill Fellowship is for life.
Anyone can apply, regardless of age, qualifications or background. Fellows come from all parts of UK society and all walks of life. The only threshold is that you must be a UK resident citizen aged 18 or over. The only criteria are the power of your ideas and the potential of your commitment to make a difference when you come home.
Our application process this year has been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Latest news on applying can be read here.