More than 3,900 Fellowships have been awarded since 1965 Well over 100 new Fellowships will be awarded this coming year – at an average value of $20,000 each The 2015 Churchill Fellows will be referred to as 50 th Anniversary Churchill Fellows Churchill Fellowships
PERSONAL: Australian citizens only Applicants must be over 18 years of age PROJECT: Opportunity must not be available in Australia Must travel overseas for 4-8 weeks in one continuous journey Can not be part of another project such as a university qualification or partially funded by another organisation Eligibility
There is no set topic – design your own We also offer sponsored Fellowships that focus on particular topic areas A list of sponsored Fellowships is at www.churchilltrust.com.au Ask – what topic can I investigate that will be of the most benefit? Design Your Own Project
Applications open 3 November 2014 and close 16 February 2015. We strongly encourage you to apply online at churchilltrust.com.au The application package can be downloaded from the Churchill Trust website Hard copies of the application package are available at this information session or request a copy from National Office Apply for a Fellowship
PROJECT: Need for the project. Benefits of the project to Australia. Itinerary and overseas destinations selected. Achievability of the project. PERSONAL: Ability to maximise the opportunity. Commitment to disseminate findings. Commitment to make a difference. Selection Criteria
It is a very competitive process. Most applications will tick all the criteria – but we cannot fund everything. Make your application stand out. Remember…
Selection Process Short listed by a committee of up to 15 members over a period of several weeks Applicants then invited to interview Successful applicants are notified and are generally able to travel by July of the year selected- options to defer are available
Selection Process Applicants are selected broadly on area of study, need to travel, commitment, passion, ability to return the knowledge to the Australian community A fully completed and mapped out itinerary is not required, but should be generally accurate
No restrictions on subject matter project benefits Australia travel must be overseas project and professional referees required What does a good application look like?
Itinerary and need to travel Achievability Applicant ability to maximise opportunity Commitment to project Ability to share the findings What does a good application look like?
Applicants are presented to the State Governor at Government House, and a dinner is then held in their honour Fellowship tour, and produce a report which is published on the trust’s website, and elsewhere generally at the Fellows direction Upon completion of the report, fellows are presented with a Medallion Successful Selection
CFAQ provides an orientation session to successful applicants Guidance on: Meeting your objectives Social media and communication Report writing Travel Planning Working hours Project Planning
November- Applications 0pen February- Applications close April- Interviews June- Recipients notified July- Award Ceremony, Orientation session, Fellows commence travel September- Medallion Function Timeline
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