Emergency response

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This award category was offered for application in 2019. All categories for application in 2020 will be confirmed before we reopen for applications on 30 April 2020. To receive advance information and alerts, please register using the button above.

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We are seeking applications that encourage innovation in the management of public emergencies of all kinds, from prevention to response to post-crisis recovery.

Projects may relate to frontline and rescue services or to the agencies and charities that work on crisis management in the widest sense, including infrastructure, early warning, survivor support, rehabilitation, reconstruction and policy.

Proposals may be intended for operational, tactical or strategic implementation, and applicants are welcomed from all levels of seniority.

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We are open for applications in 2020 from 30 April to 15 September (deadline 5pm). This is for travels in 2021 and beyond. 

A life-changing opportunity

Have you ever wanted to explore new ideas in a subject close to your heart? Discover how things are done in other countries and bring that knowledge back home?

A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your horizons and make a difference. It offers up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.

Everyone can apply, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen aged 18 or over. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere. Additional funding for interpreters is available.

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Fellows' impact in this field

Mark BoltPolice Officer Mark Bolt travelled to the USA in 2013 to explore how police forces work with suspects with mental ill health. Since returning to the UK Mark has developed a mental health training package, which has been delivered to frontline officers in Devon and Cornwall. Mark is also involved in integrating mental health clinicians into police work.

Andy ReynoldsFirefighter Andy Reynolds travelled to the USA and Canada in 2013 to investigate flood and swiftwater rescue programmes. Shortly after Andy’s travels, the UK experienced unprecedented flooding. Crews all over the country used knowledge and experience gleaned from Andy’s Fellowship to assess incidents and perform rescues.