Emergency services: crisis prevention, response and recovery
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Full details will be available when we open for applications in May. You can register here for email alerts about the next application round, which will run from 16 May to 17 September 2019.
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 over 18. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere. Additional funding for interpreters is available.
Police 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.
Firefighter 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.