We are now open for applications

We are now open for applications!

We are now open for applications for Churchill Fellowships. These are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make change happen in an issue you care passionately about.

Applications will close on 14 November at 5pm.

How to apply is explained here.

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Chief Executive Julia Weston said: “We look forward to welcoming applications from any UK resident citizen, over 18, with a vision for change in their community or profession.”

Churchill Fellows are funded to spend up to two months discovering new approaches and best practice in their chosen topic, from innovators and leading professionals worldwide.

You can carry out your global learning in person (through international travel), online from the UK (through online meetings with individuals and organisations in other countries) or a mixture of the two. We’ll then support you to share your insights and turn your ideas into action in the UK.

Fellowships are open to all UK adult citizens regardless of their age, qualifications or background. We prioritise applicants and projects that would not receive funding from any other source and welcome applications from those with lived or learned experience of the issue they wish to address.

The Fellowship experience is life-changing for many. In our annual survey of Fellows’ impact, the majority report significant growth in their knowledge, networks, confidence and standing – and projects that may have started with local aspirations have often grown to national scale. In the 2021 survey, 100% of Fellows said they would recommend applying for a Fellowship.

This year applications can be made in one of these topical themes:

Applications made this year are for projects to begin from August 2024 onwards.

Applicant Insight Webinar

We will be holding an Applicant Insight Webinar on Wednesday 20 September, 12.00 to 1.00 pm, for anyone interested in applying for a 2024 Fellowship. The webinar will include presentations from our team on what a Fellowship entails and how to apply and there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

We will be joined by two Churchill Fellows: Zara Todd (CF 2016) and Arfah Farooq (CF 2017) who will share their experience of their own Fellowships and top tips for making a successful application. The webinar will be recorded and shared on our website afterwards.

To join the webinar on the day, simply click on the link below. There is no need to register in advance.

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