Up to $27,000 is available from Churchill Fellowship to support Australians to travel overseas in search of new ideas or innovation.


Churchill Fellowship

A Churchill Fellowship is a remarkable opportunity to travel overseas for a minimum of four and a maximum of about eight weeks to conduct research into a topic that you are passionate about and have experience in. It is for anyone who feels that they have exhausted all research opportunities within Australia and would like to see what overseas currently has to offer.

Every application is assessed based on merit, a demonstrated need for the proposed research, the perceived benefit to Australia and a willingness to share the overseas findings and knowledge with the Australian community.



The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in Australia in 1965 shortly after the death of Sir Winston Churchill. The Trust is a not-for-profit educational institution governed by a Board of Directors who give their time voluntarily. The Trust administers funds initially raised by the Australian fundraising appeal of 1965 and the annual Churchill Fellowship award scheme.

Over forty sponsored Fellowships are offered each year. A sponsored Fellowship carries the same conditions as any Churchill Fellowship except that the topic is usually confined to a specific field of endeavour eg. “The Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship for excellence in the performing arts”. Some sponsored Fellowships are only for award in a particular State, Territory or region and the number of sponsored Fellowships offered changes each year.



The value of every Fellowship is different as it is calculated based on the number of countries to be visited, the duration of the approved Fellowship and an estimated airfare. The average value of a Fellowship is 27,000 AUD.



A Churchill Fellowship offers Australian citizens the remarkable opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or an issue they are passionate about. It is for anyone who, after examining alternatives within Australia, would now like to see what other countries are doing successfully in a similar space to inspire new ideas and innovation.

To be eligible to apply, 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 investigation
  • be available to travel for 4 to 8 weeks between February 2020 and January 2021
  • be willing to share Fellowship findings with the broader Australian community.



Applications close 30 April 2019.


Information Session

The Churchill Trust, in partnership with your local Churchill Fellows’ Association (CFA), is on the road throughout February and March visiting 32 locations to deliver a National Roadshow of Information Sessions about the 2019 Churchill Fellowship opportunity.

  • ACT Canberra
  • NSW Sydney, Nowra, Bega, Wagga Wagga, Tumut, Dubbo, Tamworth, Broken Hill, Newcastle, Ballina
  • VIC Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat, Sale, Wodonga
  • SA Adelaide, Mt Gambier, Renmark
  • TAS Hobart, Burnie
  • QLD Brisbane, Mt Isa, Noosa, Cairns, Townsville
  • NT Darwin, Alice Springs
  • WA Perth, Broome, Albany, Kalgoorlie

Listen to some of our extraordinary Churchill Fellows share their Fellowship experiences, impart insights on their fascinating projects and motivate you with what they have achieved since returning to Australia.

Discuss your project ideas and gain helpful advice on how to apply!

To register to attend visit www.churchilltrust.com.au/events/2019-National-Roadshow/


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