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Share your passion and inspire others - Churchill Fellowships

A Churchill Fellowship is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand your professional and personal horizons and, crucially, make a difference to communities and professions across the UK.

It begins with a travel grant for you to spend up to two months overseas, researching innovative practice on a topic of your choice. This is not an academic study, it’s a practical exploration of how things work in other countries, yielding global insights that can be brought back to the UK to influence change here.

On your return, the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (WCMT) can support you with advice and further funding to spread your findings locally or nationally, perhaps to set up a pilot project or new organisation, and to meet key players in your topic area.

Video Tanni Grey-Thompson shares why having a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowship made such a difference.

WCMT partner with key organisations in each of their project categories, to enhance the reach and impact of the Fellows’ work.

A Fellowship is for life, and you will be able to join useful networks of other Churchill Fellows in your topic or locality. Online you will have your own page on the WCMT website which can be used to promote your findings and activities.

Dawn Peart's Fellowship in 2001 took her from Council Swimming Development Officer to Senior Team Manager of the British Swimming Team for the 2012 Olympics. View Dawn's page.

Video: Dawn Peart, British National Programmes Manager, chose Thanyapura Health& Sports Resort as the team’s training destination prior to going to the Japan Open in Tokyo and the 2017 FINA World Championships.

WCMT provide updates on events and Fellows’ research.

Applicants come from all backgrounds, ages and levels of experience. You will need some knowledge of your topic area but you do not need to be a field leader. WCMT are looking for dynamic individuals who are passionate about their project and can show how they will use it to make a difference in the UK.

 Applications are accepted from May until September each year, for travel in the following year.

You can find out more information on the benefits of a Fellowship, whether you can apply and how by visiting the WCMT website.

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