Prestigious Travelling Fellowships – Applications now open
In 2015 The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust will be investing £1.2million in British citizens by awarding a record number of 150 Travelling Fellowships, in order to mark its 50th anniversary.
This will directly support British citizens who want to travel overseas to gain knowledge, experience and best practice to benefit others in their UK professions and communities, and society as a whole.
The application process for travel in 2015 is now open, and there are eleven varied categories in which people can apply. See www.wcmt.org.uk for full details.
· Arts and Older People / Creative Ageing
· Crafts and Makers
· Early Years Prevention and Intervention
· Environment and Sustainable Living
· Medicine, Health and Patient Care
· Prison and Penal Reform
· Science, Technology and Innovation
· Young People (Aged 18-25)
Successful applicants must demonstrate the commitment, the character and the tenacity to travel globally in pursuit of new and better ways of tackling a wide range of current challenges facing the UK, and upon their return work to transform and improve aspects of today’s society.
A travelling sabbatical for people with the drive, determination and desire to help others, can further their leadership and role model abilities.
Employers often also see great benefits with employees returning with new knowledge, skills and ideas to share with others within the organisation.
Applications are judged purely on project merit, and these opportunities are available to UK residents over the age of 18, of any ethnicity, religion or gender.
Successful applicants will receive an average Fellowship grant of over £6000, covering return airfare, daily living costs, insurance and travel within the countries being visited, for approximately 6 weeks overseas.
Past Fellows include eleven time gold medal winning Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.