Environment, conservation and sustainable living
This award category
Applications are welcome from across this wide field.
This category is in partnership with The Frank Jackson Foundation.
Applications for our next round of Churchill Fellowships are open from 16 May to 5pm on 17 September 2019. These are for research trips in 2020 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.
Beekeeper 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.
Zoologist 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.