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Applications for the Churchill Fellowships are now open. They were set up as a national memorial to Sir Winston Churchill in 1965, and awards 150 travel research grants each year, with an aim to invest in outstanding individuals gathering global knowledge for the benefit of the UK.

Fellowships are open to all UK resident citizens, regardless of age, background, or qualifications, and funding does not depend on educational level or professional standing. Fellows are funded to spend 4-8 weeks overseas, researching best practice and innovative ideas in topics and countries of their choosing.

Award themes focus on issues facing the UK. This year, there are three new themes, exploring innovations for the emergency services, rural communities, and suicide prevention. Other themes include: education, healthcare, science and technology, nursing, social enterprise, environment, migration, artists and makers, and an open category.

Preet Kaur Gill MP said, "The Churchill Fellowship is a fantastic, potentially life-changing opportunity for anyone with an interest in making a difference to policy and practice in sectors and communities across the UK. I would urge colleagues and constituents alike to apply for a chance to have a personally enriching and transformative experience."

Applications close on 18th September, and full details on how to apply can be found here: