Local MP, Maria Miller is urging Basingstoke constituents to apply for Churchill Fellowship travel research grants.


The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965, to carry forward his legacy by funding UK citizens from all backgrounds to travel overseas in pursuit of new and better ways of tackling a wide range of the current challenges facing the UK.


A Churchill Fellowship begins with a travel grant for individuals to spend up to two months overseas, researching innovative practice on a topic of their 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 their return, the Trust can support and provide advice and further funding to spread findings locally or nationally, perhaps to set up a pilot project or new organisation, and to meet key players in the topic area.  Successful applicants are known as Churchill Fellows for life. No qualifications are required, just a project and the desire and motivation to improve their community, profession or field.


Maria said “This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone wishing to enhance their communities or professions. I urge Basingstoke constituents who would like to pursue new and better ways of tackling a wide range of the current challenges facing the UK, to apply for this once in a life time opportunity.”


Applications for travels in 2020 and beyond are open until 17 September at 5pm. 


For further information visit https://www.wcmt.org.uk/apply/why-apply