This award category
Applications are welcome on any topic in education.
We are particularly interested in hearing from those who work with vulnerable children in a school setting (including leaders, teachers, teaching assistants, social workers, educational psychologists and related roles).
We are also interested in projects that encourage the recruitment and retention of teachers, through improving professional motivation and development.
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.
Science teacher Neil McIntyre travelled to Estonia and Finland in 2014 to study approaches to increasing achievement in science education. Neil has since presented at conferences and written articles for high-profile publications. He has also gained funding to establish better links between primary and secondary science education.
Teacher trainer Alison Chapman travelled to China in 2009 to learn about traditional Chinese dancing. Since her travels Alison has aimed to help children develop a greater cultural understanding of China through dance. She estimates that she has taught Chinese dance pieces to over 1,500 people and trained 200 trainee teachers to deliver these dance classes.