The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was formed to perpetuate and honour Sir Winston Churchill’s memory, and awards Churchill Fellowships annually. The Trust provides an opportunity for Australians to enrich our society by travelling overseas to conduct research in their chosen field, and bring their acquired knowledge back to Australia.
The Trust was set up as Sir Winston Churchill wanted a memorial similar to the Rhodes Scholarships to be set up after his death. The interesting part is that no particular qualifications are needed. According to the Trust:
No prescribed qualifications are required in order to apply for a Churchill Fellowship. The subject of the proposed project is limitless provided a benefit to Australia is evident and a willingness to share the research findings with the Australian community is displayed.
Previous Churchill Fellows from the health industry have conducted projects in areas such as palliative care and nursing training, the establishment of a liver cell bank, childhood obesity, electronic medication management systems, and the delivery of counselling support for women undergoing new prenatal technology.
Applications open on Monday 3rd November 2014.
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