Environment, conservation and sustainable living


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This award category was offered for application in 2019. All categories for application in 2020 will be confirmed before we reopen for applications on 30 April 2020. To receive advance information and alerts, please register using the button above.

This award category

Applications are welcome from across this wide field.

This category is in partnership with The Frank Jackson Foundation.

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We are open for applications in 2020 from 30 April to 15 September (deadline 5pm). This is for travels in 2021 and beyond. 

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 field

Heather MooreBeekeeper Heather Moore travelled to Europe in 2015 to explore ways of halting the decline of honeybees. Heather has since set up her own not-for-profit organisation, Bee the Change, which educates people about the importance of pollinators and sustainable beekeeping practices. She has also begun using more natural hive designs in her own beekeeping.

Jo FooZoologist Jo Foo travelled to North America in 2013 to research the effects of wildlife reintroductions. Jo has since delivered workshops on her findings to engage and inspire young people. She has also started her own business as a wildlife photographer, using the images she captures to help initiate important conversations about reintroductions.

Read more Fellows' stories and work in this area