The Churchill Fellowship is a program that offers everyday Australians the life-changing opportunity to travel overseas and investigate a topic or issue they are passionate about. After a lapse because of COVID-19, the Winston Churchill Trust is planning once again to fund around 100 people from diverse walks of life so they can explore international best practice and innovation in a field of their choosing. As Churchill Fellows, the recipients will receive an average of $28,000 each and Trust support to travel during 2023.

A series of virtual information sessions based around specific themes is being held to inspire project ideas and guide people through the application process. Each session features existing Churchill Fellows sharing their experiences, and live Q&As. The series includes a specific Emergency Responders session on Tuesday March 15, from 5pm to 5.50pm (AEDT) featuring:

  • Fire and Rescue NSW station officer Bronnie Mackintosh who travelled the world researching ways fire agencies are working to increase the involvement of women and people from ethnically diverse backgrounds. Her findings led her to found Girls on Fire.
  • Tim Day, officer in charge of Victoria’s Homicide Squad, who examined operating models for international homicide squads, with a view to building Australia’s national capability.

Please share this information and the attached flyer with your colleagues and networks. You can also follow us on Facebook or LinkedIn.Applications can be made online until 28 April 2022. Registration for the virtual sessions is essential. To book and for more information visit
Please also note, the information sessions are intended to focus on industry topics so that you can hear from Churchill Fellows in similar spaces, however it is not essential that your proposed Fellowship topic aligns with a session to attend. For people unable to attend the March 15 session, it will also be recorded and made available at a future date.

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