Monday, 30 March 2009

I was sent details of the Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship...

Travel to make a difference in 2010
The areas covered by these fellowship grants are:
1. Adventure, Exploration & Leaders of Expeditions
2. Business & Finance
3. Education & Vocational Training
4. Environment, Food & Rural Affairs
5. Support for Children
Including the involvement of local authorities and the
voluntary sector, parenting and early intervention issues,
and alternatives to custody for young offenders.
6. Science, Engineering & Enterprise
7. The Arts & Older People
Those involved in, and providing opportunities for, older
people in all aspects of music, dance, drama, and fine arts.
8. The Churchill Connection
Open for anyone with a project related to Sir Winston’s
varied interests, including politics, history, world affairs,
writing, journalism, painting and bricklaying.
9. Treatment & Rehabilitation of Chronic Conditions
Applications are invited from all related interests.
10. Young People
Those aged 18–25 with a worthwhile project to benefit the UK community,
and their personal development.

Application schedule and important information for applicants

Closing date for all completed application forms is 6 October 2009
The Trust does not expect applicants to have planned their projects in detail at the time of application. However, the aim and outline of the project, and the benefits to the community and the UK must be clear.

All applicants will be informed by this date whether or not they have been short listed for interview by 23 November 2009 Short listed applicants will be invited to elaborate on their original plan and references will be taken.

The short listed applicants will be interviewed in January 2010

Fellowship Awards will be announced in February 2010

Fellows start their travels from April 2010 onwards which should be completed by April 2011.

Financial Support
Successful applicants will receive a grant to cover all relevant Fellowship expenses. This includes return travel, daily living and travel within the countries being visited. In 2009, the Trust awarded grants in excess of £500,000, averaging £5,500. Grants usually cover a stay overseas of between 4–8 weeks (minimum of 4 weeks) but can be longer, and you will also be appropriately insured.

Is anyone out there up for it!

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