How Fellows can help
Churchill Fellows are the best champions for what we do - and we are always grateful for your support. Here's how you can help:
Spread the word
Telling other people about the impact of your Fellowship, on yourself and on your chosen topic, is a powerful way of building support for what we do - and crucially it encourages other people to apply for a Fellowship themselves. In 2018, twice as many applications were triggered by hearing from a Fellow than by any other source.
You can help to spread the word by:
- Giving a talk in your area, workplace or professional community (email us to borrow a simple pop-up banner).
- Distributing our flyers at conferences and other events (email us to be posted some A5 flyers).
- Following us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn or Instagram and sharing our posts there.
- Posting about us on social media, using our hashtag.
- Setting up a blog and writing about your trip.
- Writing an article for our blog (guidelines).
Join Fellows’ Fortnight
For two weeks in June, when we are open for applications, we ask all Fellows to join our online Thunderclap and encourage applications. You can do this by organising or talking at events, handing out flyers and mentioning us online. We also plan special online content, so keep an eye on our website and social media channels at that time.
Suggest an event we can host
We are keen to assist with events where several Fellows can present their findings to a relevant audience. Typically this might be to a gathering of professionals in their own sector, or to policy-makers at regional or national level. Please do get in touch with any suggestions, and depending on the idea we may be able to organise, fund or simply publicise the event with you. (NB this does not apply to events with only one Fellow.)
Join our Fellows' networks
We maintain two kinds of networks for Fellows: thematic networks, focused around a particular theme, which give you access to other specialists in your chosen area; and regional associations, which hold talks and social events in each part of the country. By joining either of these, you will have access to a unique network of individuals who can offer advice, share contacts and collaborate with you. You can also help other Fellows, particularly those working in the same field as you, by sharing their Fellowship report and championing their work.
Stay in touch
One of the most important ways you can help us is by keeping us posted on your progress after returning to the UK. A Fellowship is for life, and we are always keen to help and to publicise what you're doing. You can send updates to us here.
Make a donation
Many Fellows like to give back by supporting future Fellowships. We welcome donations of all kinds, whether one-offs, regular contributions or legacies. Full details are here.