If your application is short-listed, we will invite you to come for an interview in our London office. Each category has assigned days and these cannot be changed. Interviews for 2018 Travelling Fellowships will take place during January and February 2018. 

Category Date(s)

Craft and Design

31 January 2018


10 January 2018


16 & 17 January 2018

Environment, Conservation and Sustainable Living

23 January 2018

Health and Wellbeing

19 January 2018


24 January 2018

Mental Health - Community Based Approaches

9 & 10 January 2018

Migration - Living Well Together

12 January 2018

New Approaches to Social and Affordable Housing

30 January 2018

Nursing and Allied Health Professions

17 January 2018


3 & 4 January 2018

Science, Technology and Innovation

24 & 25 January 2018

Supporting Vulnerable Children Following Bereavement

31 January 2018

Young People (for applicants aged 18-25)

5 January 2018

Please arrive around 10 minutes before the actual interview time. If you are running late, let us know.

You need to bring your passport to prove that you are a UK citizen and you are not allowed to refer to any papers or presentations.

Interviews last 20 minutes and you will meet a panel of experts in your particular category. The panels include members of our Advisory Council and Board of Trustees, and occasionally, existing Fellows. You will also meet the Chief Executive and members of the Fellowship Team.

You will have the opportunity to explain briefly in your own words what your project is about and this will prompt questions from the panel. You are also welcome to ask the panel any questions you might have about the Fellowship programme and your project in particular.

In your interview, you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • That you have a clearly defined and worthwhile overseas project in terms of benefit to the UK.
  • That you have thought in detail about how you plan to use and/or disseminate the knowledge and experiences you will gain, and how this country and your community will benefit from your project as a result.
  • That your travel plan is realistic and value for money focusing on locations where the relevant subject matter expertise is available. Plans that are over ambitious in time or in number of locations are unlikely to be supported.
  • That you have the character and ability to use the opportunity and money well, for the purpose to which it was given, and will be a good ambassador for both the Trust and the United Kingdom.