Churchill Fellowship – Information Session – Rockhampton 3 March 2020

19 February, 2020

A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens a life changing opportunity to travel overseas for 4 to 8 weeks to explore a topic or issue that they are passionate about.

Churchill Fellowships are awarded to people from all walks of life. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community, industry and in any field or topic of interest.

Applicants are empowered to design their own project that sets out to explore best practice and innovation that is not currently available in Australia.There is a high level of visibility and credibility associated with becoming a Churchill Fellow as well as a responsibility to share the knowledge and skills gained overseas to benefit the Australian community locally.

It is a competitive process, with more than 100 Churchill Fellowships awarded every year.

To be eligible to apply for a Churchill Fellowship you must:
 be an Australian Citizen over the age of 18
 not be enrolled in tertiary studies directly related to the topic of your proposed project
 have experience in and commitment to the field of your project
 have a project that requires overseas exploration
 be available to travel for 4 to 8 weeks between February 2021 and January 2022
 be willing to share Fellowship findings with the broader Australian community.

Benefits of a Churchill Fellowship
The prestige of being a Churchill Fellow serves to unlock opportunities that would not otherwise be accessible to a private individual.
 The opportunity to immerse in and investigate a particular topic or issue of interest from 4 to 8 weeks
 Overseas travel to countries of your choosing
 Allowance for all air travel expenses
 A variable allowance for in-country travel
 A variable allowance to assist with living expenses while overseas
 Possible assistance with the cost of conference fees, tuition or course expenses.

There are no prescribed qualifications, academic or otherwise, required to apply for a Churchill Fellowship.

Applicants are assessed on the merit of their proposed project and on their past achievements or demonstrated ability for future achievement.

The value of an applicant’s work to the community and the extent to which it will be enhanced by the applicant’s overseas project are also important criteria taken into account when Churchill Fellows are selected.

Applications are invited each year from February to April.

Learn more about Churchill Fellowships and how to apply by visiting

Applications can be made online until April 30, 2020, for travel between February 1, 2021, and January 31, 2022.

In 2020, the Churchill Trust is particularly keen to receive applications from people living in regional and rural Australia. To help people develop their project ideas and to provide valuable advice on how to apply,  they are holding information sessions in 20 regional centres around Australia, including Rockhampton on Tuesday, March 3, from 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm at the Leichhardt Hotel.

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