What is the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust?
The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust runs the Churchill Fellowships, a unique programme of overseas research grants. These support UK citizens from all parts of society to travel the world in search of innovative solutions for today’s most pressing problems.
Every year they award 150 Fellowships. These fund individuals to travel for 4-8 weeks, anywhere in the world, researching a topic of their choice among global leaders in their field. On their return, the trust helps them to share their global learning with professions and communities across the UK.
These are not academic research grants. They are practical inquiries into real-world issues that the Fellows have encountered in their daily lives. Any UK adult citizen can apply, regardless of qualifications, age or background. They are chosen not for their past achievements, but for the power of their ideas and their potential to be change-makers.
The Fellowship was created by public subscription in 1965 as the living legacy of Sir Winston Churchill. Since then they have made over 5,500 grants to inspiring individuals who possess the passion and commitment to make a real difference. For many, it has been a life-changing opportunity.
How can I apply?
Applications to be a 2019 Churchill Fellow are open until the 18th September 2018. You can apply and find out more information here.