The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is once again handing out grants to enable British citizens to follow their passions and travel overseas. Since Churchill’s death in 1965 nearly 4,500 Fellowships have been awarded to, among others, nurses, artists, farmers, conservationists, carers, artisans, members of the emergency services and sportsmen.
The grants cover all travel expenses, food, accommodation and insurance for four to eight weeks to enable recipients to study areas of topical and personal interest for the benefit of their profession or community.
To be awarded a grant for 2012, your employment or personal interests must be along the lines of the following categories:
- Art History
- Communities that Work
- Discovery and Exploration
- Education and Vocational Training
- Environment, Food and Rural affairs
- Innovation and the Public Services
- Medical and Health
- Science, Engineering and Technology
- The Arts and Older People
Churchill himself travelled extensively including to Cuba, the USA, Canada, Spain, Egypt, Morocco, India, Sudan, South Africa, France and Belgium.
The closing date for applications is early October 4th, 2011 and travel must take place within one year of being awarded a Fellowship.
For more information, including how to apply: