Healthcare: innovations for the twenty-first century

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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 for projects that will make a positive contribution in the areas of:

  • Public and community health.
  • Clinical practice.
  • Technology and innovation.
  • Teaching and training.

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Applications for 2021 Churchill Fellowships will open on 30 April 2020.

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

Eva OkwongaMusician and activist Eva Okwonga travelled to the USA in 2016 to explore peer-led music projects for people with mental health issues. Eva has used her findings to contribute to the work of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Arts, Health and Well-Being. She plans to establish a peer-led orchestral music ensemble for mental health in London.

Shreshth Dharm-DattaRAF Squadron leader Shreshth Dharm-Datta travelled to Germany, Canada and the USA in 2009 to study the treatment of combat casualties at military hospitals. Learning from his travels has enabled Shreshth to help improve the recovery of seriously wounded British servicemen, with one innovative treatment preventing 44 potential amputations.

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