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We actively encourage young people aged 18-25 to apply for a Fellowship in any of our award categories. These are a unique opportunity to make an impact and enhance your career.

We appreciate that younger applicants may lack professional experience and we take this into consideration during the selection process. We also, where appropriate, offer mentoring to help young Fellows develop their skills and ideas before travel.

Candidates are particularly advised to ensure that their application form gives a clear and detailed picture of the practical steps they would take to (a) research their topic while on their travels, and (b) share their findings in a systematic and impactful way when they return.

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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 area

Alvin CarpioPublic affairs worker Alvin Carpio travelled to the USA in 2014 to investigate social exclusion. He has since advised governments across the world on how they can respond to issues of poverty. He has also represented British young people at the World Economic Forum and was recognised in Forbes' '30 under 30' list in 2017.

Jodie LeesChildren and young people's worker Jodie Lees travelled to New Zealand in 2014 to explore support for young people to become creative leaders. Her findings have resulted in new programmes developed by her organisation, inlcuding a leadership training package for young people and tools for connecting young leaders across the East Midlands.

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