Environment, conservation and sustainable living

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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 a grant for you to spend up to two months overseas, researching a topic of your choice – and then a lifetime relationship with us to help you spread the global insights that you bring back.

"My Fellowship made me determined to use my skills as a science educator and since returning I have had the confidence to pursue more dreams including setting up my own business. It has been a pivotal and empowering experience in my life." Jo Foo (2013 Fellow researching the effects of wildlife reintroductions)

What we offer

Meet the 2020 Fellows in this category

This award category

Applications are welcome from across this wide field.

This category is in partnership with The Frank Jackson Foundation

Who can apply?

Everyone can apply for a Churchill Fellowship, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK resident citizen aged 18 or over. Fellows come from all parts of society, all age groups and all professional fields. We particularly welcome applicants who would not find funding elsewhere. Additional funding for interpreters is available.

How to apply

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