Applications for Churchill Fellowships now open

The Winston Churchill Trust offers Australians a life-changing opportunity to travel overseas for four to eight weeks to research a topic or issue they are passionate about through its Churchill fellowship program.

Successful applicants of a fellowship are sponsored to investigate their selected topic before returning to their community to share the knowledge and experiences with others.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Melina Bath is encouraging constituents across eastern Victoria to consider applying for a Churchill fellowship.

“Fellowships are awarded to people from all walks of life, with applications encouraged from all sectors of the community in any field or topic of interest,” Ms Bath said.

“These fellowships provide leaders in our community with an opportunity to investigate other communities, industries or technologies across the world and bring home their knowledge to drive positive change in their field.

“The Winston Churchill Trust is an internationally recognised organisation investing in the ongoing development of diverse communities.

“Churchill Fellows make a difference every day in all aspects of Australian life across a diverse range of issues including agriculture, health, technology, engineering, arts, sport, environment and more.

“The fellowship awards encourage innovative thinking and problem solving through the exploration and application of global ideas and practices.”

Applications for a Churchill Fellowship Award is a competitive process, with around 100 fellowships awarded around Australia each year.

Air travel, in-country transportation, accommodation and living expenses are included in a Churchill Fellowship

Applications for Churchill fellowships opened on 1 March 2023 and close on 1 May 2023.

More information and an application form can be found at

“There are no educational requirements, this is a program that supports everyday people at the grassroots level, and I encourage leaders and innovators across eastern Victoria to consider applying for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity,” Ms Bath said.