Open category

This award category

The Open category is for projects beyond our current range. 

Every year we award Fellowships in this Open category for a wide range of topics that our other categories do not cover. So if you have a topic you're keen to pursue - that does not fit with our other categories but does meet our general criteria - then this is the option for you.

Read previous Fellows' stories and work.

(NB: projects based on geographical exploration are accepted in this category, but only from expedition leaders. Within the exploration field, we are particularly interested in canoeists or kayakers planning to lead adventurous expeditions.)

Additional funding for interpreters is available.

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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.

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