This award category
This category is for projects that meet our eligibility criteria but are not covered by the other, more specific categories.
(Projects based on geographical exploration are accepted in this category, but only from expedition leaders. Projects from individual kayakers are also accepted.)
Applications for our next round of Churchill Fellowships are open from 16 May to 5pm on 17 September 2019. These are for research trips in 2020 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.
Health promotion specialist Lindsay Graham travelled to the USA in 2014 to research summer meals programmes for children. She has since campaigned to ensure children eligible for free school meals do not go without nutritious meals during school holidays, resulting in the government committing funding for pilot programmes across the country.
Community organiser Neil Jameson travelled to the USA in 1977 to investigate community activism. He would later go on to found Citizens UK, which now operates across 10 regions in the UK and employ 55 Community Organisers. Citizens UK were also behind the highly successful Living Wage campaign, which they started in 2001.