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Applications are welcome from across this wide field.

We are particularly interested in projects relating to the communication of science and technology by any means, the fusion of the arts and science, or efforts to encourage interest and participation in science by the public, including the use of the internet to hold dialogues.

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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

Rob MoonResearch scientist Rob Moon travelled to Malaysia in 2011 to research a monkey malaria parasite known to be a significant cause of disease in humans. After returning to the UK, Rob was awarded funding to establish his own independent research group as an Assistant Professor at the London School for Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Sai PathmanathanScience educator Sai Pathmanathan travelled to the USA in 2016 to investigate family science engagement through storytelling and children’s media. She has since created workshops aimed at increasing awareness among young people of the impact of plastic waste in the oceans, and worked to raise aspirations in science in deprived communities.

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