Science, technology & engineering
This award category
Applications are welcome from across this wide field.
We are particularly interested in projects to strengthen evidence-based public debate and decision-making, or to communicate science to the public in any media.
We are open for applications from 27 April to 18 September 2018, for travel in 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.
Research 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.
Science 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.