Environment, conservation & sustainable living


This award category

Applications are welcome from across this wide field.

Applications for Churchill Fellowships are currently closed.

Applications for our next round of Churchill Fellowships will open from 16 May 2019 to 5pm on 17 September 2019, for travel in 2020.

This category is supported by The Frank Jackson Foundation who are jointly funding Fellowships that promote environmental education and public awareness of environmental issues.

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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.

What is a Churchill Fellowship?

How to apply

Fellows' impact in this area

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