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18 Oct 2017
Digital connectivity for the health sector to improve patient care

Three health sector practitioners, recently announced as Churchill Fellows will investigate various overseas approaches to the digital collection of clinical data to improve patient care in Australia

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17 Oct 2017
Global Innovation Summit: Human Intelligence 2.0

Thriving in the age of acceleration 13-15 November 2017 Melbourne

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28 Sep 2017
ANNOUNCING THE 2017 CHURCHILL FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS

Churchill's leadership lives on in the 109 talented Australians who are now #2017ChurchillFellows

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27 Sep 2017
3D Printing - The Future for Prosthetic Hands

2017 Churchill Fellow Lisa O'Brien will travel to the USA, Brazil, UK, Netherlands to inform the development of 3D printed prosthetic hands

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26 Sep 2017
Preparing primary students for the next wave of digital innovation

2017 Churchill Fellow Marcus Mulcahy is passionate about giving primary school students access to digital technologies and skills

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5 Sep 2017
Ground-breaking use of Restorative Justice for victims of serious crime

Michael Power's Fellowship investigated research innovations for improving the lives of victims of serious violence committed by people with a mental illness

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27 Aug 2017
New Churchill Fellowship in honour of Trails Pioneer

With your support we are raising funds to establish a Terry Lavender Churchill Fellowship in honour of Terry's contribution to the development of walking trails

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18 Aug 2017
Top 4 ways to get school students excited about #STEM

For National Science Week we asked Neil Bramsen why #STEMinschools is such a national priority and to share his top 4 tried and tested methods to get students excited about STEM.

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31 Jul 2017
Convention registrations are now open

Registrations at the early bird rate are now open for the National Convention of Churchill Fellows Canberra 27-29 October 2017

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28 Jul 2017
2016-17 Annual Report

We are pleased to provide the digital edition of our latest Annual Report...it's a great read!

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5 Jul 2017
Why Our Languages Matter

For #NAIDOC2017 we asked 2016 Churchill Fellow Stephanie Woerde, why our languages matter?

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29 Jun 2017
Plastic Free July starts soon

Are you ready to break up with plastic - Churchill Fellow and co-founder of Plastic Free July Rebecca Prince-Ruiz can tell you how...

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21 Jun 2017
New National Chair for the Churchill Trust

David Trebeck has been elected as the new National Chair of the Churchill Trust Board of Directors

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18 Apr 2017
Make Australia a world leader in clinical data collection

We are pleased to announce a new Fellowship sponsored by Department of Health

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26 Mar 2017
Cultivating Innovation in Australian Horticulture

Under a new partnership with Hort Innovation Australia, three Fellowships will be offered each year over the next four years

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13 Mar 2017
Help Tumut change and grow

The Blakeney Millar Foundation offers the residents of Tumut the opportunity to apply for a Churchill Fellowship that is of benefit to the town and its environs, since 1997

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1 Mar 2017
Applications are now open!

If you have a great idea and lot of passion for a project that will benefit Australia then apply for a Churchill Fellowship now!

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1 Mar 2017
#1weekstogo until applications close for 2017

With only 1 week to go until applications close, we thought it timely to share some resources and advice to support you in completing your application!

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27 Jan 2017
2017 National Roadshow of Information Sessions

Free Information sessions are being held throughout Australia in February and March. Attend to find out more about the Churchill Fellowship opportunity of a lifetime!

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6 Jan 2017
Remembering 'Tropical Bob' 1926-2017

It is with much sadness that today we farewell a very dear friend, an iconic Churchill Fellow, Queenslander and Australian

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30 Nov 2016
2016 Churchill Fellowship Awardees Announced

106 Aussies are going global to explore new possibilities for Australia

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25 Nov 2016
Three questions answered

Catching up with film-maker and 2010 Churchill Fellow Sarah Barton

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15 Oct 2016
Deathfest breaks deathly silence

Curated by 2012 Churchill Fellow Jo Thomas

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25 Sep 2016
Fellow awarded LGMA Young Leader Award

Working with newcomers to Australia is a thread that runs through Sarah Janali’s career story

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22 Sep 2016
Sponsorship opportunities

We continue to find organisations and people of goodwill who wish to provide ongoing support to the work of the Trust and its' Fellows

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23 Aug 2016
A novel way to inspire kids to achieve great things

"Get kids back into sport!", says 2015 Churchill Fellow Troy Kirkham

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20 Aug 2016
Westmead Children's Hospital CEO presents gift to the Trust

To acknowledge the contribution Churchill Fellows have made to children's healthcare in Australia.

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9 Aug 2016
Putting aged-care in the bush front and centre

An inevitable finding on Census Night will be that Australia has an ageing population, a fact already clear to Churchill Fellow Caroline Langston

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29 Jul 2016
Annual Report 2015-16 Edition

This Annual Report records the Churchill Trust’s activities and performance for the year 1 February 2015 to 31 January 2016.

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27 Jul 2016
The Exponential Shift. Making transformation happen!

The Churchill Trust is an endorsing partner for the Creative Innovation Conference being held 7-9 November in Melbourne

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5 Jul 2016
Au Revoir from our long-term CEO

After sixteen years as your CEO I am soon to hand over to Mr Adam Davey who I know will bring new perspectives and enthusiasm to the CEO appointment.

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1 Jun 2016
Appointment of new Churchill Trust CEO

The Chair of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, Margaret White, has announced the appointment of Adam Davey as Chief Executive Officer of the Trust.

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13 May 2016
Happy 90th Birthday to Trust Icon Bob Prickett

Marbleous man! Sculptor Dusty Bob Prickett has used his creations to help fund 36 Churchill Fellowships.

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8 May 2016
Strategic Direction Statement 2016

Six key strategic directions for the future development of the Trust have now been approved by the Churchill Trust Board

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31 Mar 2016
A message from our Chief Executive Officer

We offer a life-changing experience to those who want to travel the world and make a difference!

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29 Mar 2016
The State of Opera

50th Anniversary Churchill Fellow David Barnard returns to Australia full of inspiration and an enriched perspective set to influence the opera industry in Australia.

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28 Mar 2016
Social Accountability and Health Equity at the Heart of Indigenous Health Education

Courtney Ryder wants to transform the next generation of health professionals into culturally safe and competent practitioners, driven by health equity, to meet the needs of Indigenous patients and communities.

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3 Mar 2016
Apply for Unique Leadership Role

Applications are now open for the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Churchill Trust. Applications close 25 March 2016

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2 Mar 2016
2016 National Roadshow of Information Sessions

Free Information sessions are being held throughout Australia in February and March. Attend to find out more about the Churchill Fellowship opportunity of a lifetime!

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1 Mar 2016
Share the Churchill Fellowship opportunity

Use our promotional resources to share the Churchill Fellowship opportunity with your networks

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28 Feb 2016
Will opportunity knock on your door in 2016

Australia's greatest doorknock appeal continues to offer the opportunity of a lifetime!

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25 Nov 2015
Learning from former prisoners who have gone straight…..it makes sense!

Claire Seppings, 2015 ‘50th Anniversary’ Churchill Fellow has just returned from a seven week fact finding visit to the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Sweden and the United States of America to learn how these countries have successfully utilised the rehabilitative role of ex-prisoners and offenders as peer mentors in reintegration models.

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16 Nov 2015
Public Book Launch

Join Author Dr Penelope Hanley and ABC Radio Broadcaster Alex Sloan for the launch of this compelling history of the Trust and to hear stories of selected Churchill Fellows and their remarkable achievements in a vast range of fields.

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6 Nov 2015
A message from the Prime Minister on our 50th Anniversary

The 50th Anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill gives us pause to reflect on the man who at times seemed larger than life and left an indelible imprint on world history.

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5 Nov 2015
Our 2015 Annual Report is now Available Online

This special edition report contains excerpts from our new book Inspiring Australians with a strong focus on the contribution Fellows have made to Australian Society over the past 50 years.

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4 Nov 2015
National Library to Archive Trust Online Publications

The National Library of Australia have offered to archive our online publications for posterity of the Trust.

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28 Jul 2015
In memory of William (Bill) Park 1920-2015

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is deeply saddened at the passing of Mr William (Bill) Abernethy Park CBE, AM who was a passionate supporter and advocate of the Churchill Trust.

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29 Jun 2015
50th Anniversary Events and Exhibitions around Australia

Our Churchill Fellows' Associations will be holding the following events around Australia in 2015 and 2016 to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill.

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23 Jun 2015
Five from the top end will go even further

They may be from a handful of Australia’s most remote locales, but some of the Northern Territory’s greatest innovators are going to be venturing across the world.

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19 Jun 2015
109 remarkable Australians receive prestigious honour

Announcing our 2015 '50th Anniversary' Churchill Fellows

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12 Jun 2015
Fellows recognised on Queen's Birthday Honours List

Congratulations to four Churchill Fellows who have been honoured on the 2015 Queen's Birthday list.

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25 May 2015
Churchill Fellow opens integrated Dance Theatre

“We’re redefining dance - dance is not just for one type of body” says 2013 Churchill Fellow and Artistic Director Sarah-Vyne Vassallo

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25 May 2015
Winston the Starfish

Churchill Fellow Jessica Hoey is on a fact finding mission for a pesty problem affecting the Great Barrier Reef

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22 Mar 2015
ACT Fellow wins ABC Radio Top 5 under 40 Competition

2010 Churchill Fellow Dr Amber Beavis named as one of ABC Radio's new scientific communicators

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12 Feb 2015
Churchill Fellow and Trust Director named next Governor of Victoria

We would like to officially congratulate Churchill Trust Director and Churchill Fellow, Linda Dessau AM, who has just been announced as the next Governor of Victoria.

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12 Jan 2015
New Sponsored Fellowships to be offered in 2015

We welcome the Queensland Department of the Premier and Cabinet as a new sponsor offering two Fellowships this year to develop evidence based policy.

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12 Dec 2014
Share the Churchill opportunity with your networks

A media kit is now available to help promote the Churchill Fellowship opportunity to your networks.

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12 Aug 2014
Facility needed for foetal alcohol disorder, says magistrate

PERTH Children’s Court Magistrate and 2014 Churchill Fellowship recipient Catherine Crawford says there is an urgent need for a foetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) diagnostic clinic in Perth.

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12 Aug 2014
Investigating art as national identity

ABORIGINAL art has historically been represented in state galleries by Caucasian men, says Bassendean resident and 2014 Churchill Fellowship recipient Vanessa Russ.

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19 Jun 2014
Churchill Fellowships Announced for 2014

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is proud to announce that 106 Australians have been successful in their application for a Churchill Fellowship.

The successful applicants will, from as soon as September this year, travel the globe to undertake a diverse array of research for the betterment of Australia.

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17 Jun 2014
Churchill's last surviving child Lady Soames Dies at 91

The Trustees, members and affiliates of The Churchill Centre around the world (The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust) are deeply saddened at the news of the death of The Lady Soames LG DBE.

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13 Jun 2014
Fellow appointed as UWS Pro Vice-Chancellor (International)

2011 Churchill Fellow Linda Taylor has been appointed as the new Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) with the University of Western Sydney (UWS).

Linda said 'the Churchill Fellowship was absolutely critical in securing this great new role, moving from the public sector to university'.

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14 May 2014
Our 50 year history to be published in 2015

2015 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill (24 January 1965) and the establishment of the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust (12 April 1965).

To give utmost respect to these two special occasions The Trust has engaged an established author, Dr Penelope Hanley, to write about the history of The Trust, focussing on the significant contribution Fellows have made to Australian society over the past fifty years.

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7 May 2014
Churchill Fellows Meet the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

Approximately 100 people gathered at a special reception for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Thursday 24 April, including some of our country's icons - actors, singers, athletes, servicemen, people who excel in their field.

For me, it was a privilege in itself to meet and talk to such an amazing group of Australians, let alone shake hands and converse with the young royal couple.

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21 Apr 2014
Sustainable horsekeeping systems minimise environmental impact

Listen to 2011 Churchill Fellow Jane Myers speak to ABC Rural about sustainable horsekeeping/management systems and how her project is now helping to minimise the environmental impact on horse properties in Australia.

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15 Apr 2014
Hear our NSW Fellows share their aspirations for the future

The 2014 NSW Medallion Presentation Dinner, hosted by the NSW Churchill Fellows' Association (CFA), was held on Friday 7 March at the Masonic Club in Sydney City.

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14 Apr 2014
Contemporary Dance Theatre: Dance Travel Play

Follow 2013 Fellow Sarah-Vyne Vassallo on her Tumblr blog as she travels to the USA and UK for her Fellowship.

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9 Apr 2014
Habitat Management: Me and Mr Churchill

For more than 20 years I have had the great fortune of being able to pursue a career in the improvement of fish populations through the restoration of natural habitat in New South Wales, Australia. My work, however, could be substantially improved through greater support from recreational fishers. And this is where Mr Winston Churchill comes in!

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29 Mar 2014
Fellowship of musicians blew mind of sound engineer Dax Liniere

Canberra music producer and sound engineer Dax Liniere travelled around the globe for the chance to learn from the giants of his industry. Aided by a prestigious Churchill Trust fellowship, the 32-year-old took the leap to France, Germany and Britain to learn new mixing and production techniques from the creative minds behind Led Zeppelin, U2, the Smashing Pumpkins and Alanis Morissette.

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28 Mar 2014
Workplace visit to hear stories from the Inside

Victoria's Churchill Fellows' Association (CFA) is offering people the chance to visit the Youth Unit at Port Phillip Prison on Sunday 13 April, to see the difference Youth Worker and Churchill Fellow Anne Hooker, has made to the lives of young male prisoners.

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13 Mar 2014
A new privacy policy for the Trust

With effect from 12 March 2014, a new set of Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) replaced the existing National Privacy Principles and Information Privacy Principles for which the Churchill Trust now adheres.

The policy contains information on how the Trust collects, holds, uses and discloses personal information

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12 Mar 2014
Event Alert: Churchill Chat in Canberra

The ACT Churchill Fellows’ Association invites you and your guests to this exciting event.

Thursday 27th March 2014 at 7pm
ACT Legislative Assembly Building Civic Square
Light refreshments will be provided

Meet and hear ACT Fellows reflect on their fascinating projects...

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10 Feb 2014
Network, Train, Travel, Seek Adventure in your 70s, 80s and 90s.

An all over 70’s workforce for a needle factory, a retirement village that requires you to sign up to work, study or volunteering to live there, a course that helps you intentionally design your years post retirement. These are just a few examples of the businesses, organisations and people who are championing the reinvention movement. They’re dramatically shifting what retirement and getting old looks like with new kinds of roles full of purpose, challenge and joy.

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4 Feb 2014
AIM Focus: Pool resources to share the rewards

Anthony Black speaks to AIM Churchill Fellowship winner Mark Bell. Bell is business development manager for Regional Development Australia (Murraylands and Riverland). He is also an APEC certified business counsellor and has been a business coach for 11 years.

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29 Jan 2014
Churchill Fellows recognised with Australia Day Honours

Think you’ve got what it takes to make the Australia Day Honours List? If you’re thinking of applying for a Churchill Fellowship, you’ll be one step closer to achieving your dream.

The call for applications from The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust coincides with the news that several Churchill Fellows were recognised on the 2014 Australia Day Honours List.

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28 Jan 2014
Information Session for applicants in Queensland

An information session will be held on Friday 7 February in Newstead Queensland to promote awareness of the Churchill Fellowships, providing advice to potential applicants on how to apply.

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18 Jan 2014
Fellowship winner gains wealth of experience from European tour

In one of his speeches, to Harrow School in 1941, British prime minister Winston Churchill said, ''Never give in.''

Dianna Nixon followed his advice, appropriately enough, in applying for a Churchill Fellowship, which provides an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Australia. She received one in 2012 on her fifth attempt since 1999.

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15 Jan 2014
Life-Changing Fellowships

Rouse Hill resident Louise Zarmati used the $20,000 fellowship last year to visit England, Slovenia, Croatia and the US, studying innovative museum and heritage education programs.

The education consultant encourages others to have a go. “I definitely recommend this to others as it’s non-academical,” she said.

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15 Jan 2014
'Reinvention' spurs retirees to stay active after work

The Glynde couple are part of a new generation of retirees who refuse to settle into their armchairs as they get older.

Mr Skibneff, 87, works in administration for the ACH Group, a not-for-profit organisation offering aged and veteran care around Adelaide, for two and a half days a week. His wife, 77, is learning to sing and organises the local choir group.

Mike Rungie, who won a Churchill Fellowship to research life after retirement, said the Skibneffs were shining examples of the reinvention movement.

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14 Jan 2014
Information Session for applicants in the Northern Territory

An information session will be held on Tuesday 28 January in Darwin to promote awareness of the Churchill Fellowships, providing advice to potential applicants on how to apply.

All Northern Territory residents who wish to ‘explore their passion overseas’ are invited to attend this event. Guest speakers will include Fellowship recipients Josephine Buck and Jared Sharp who will share their insightful personal experiences as Churchill Fellows.

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10 Jan 2014
Travel the world for free with $20K research grant

TERRITORIANS are being encouraged to apply for the Churchill Fellowships which every year see more than 100 Australians awarded a travel grant worth an average of $20,000 each.

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9 Jan 2014
Churchill Scholarship offers people chance to travel overseas to improve lives of Australians

Forest Lodge resident Sean O'Toole is the director of learning and development at the NSW Department of Family and Community Services, and was one of a hundred Australians who won a scholarship in 2012.

It allowed him to see the best practice worldwide in career development and enhancing education of indigenous people.

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28 Dec 2013
Corey Payne reflects on the "remarkable experience" of playing sport in some of the world's most disadvantaged areas

LIFE after League has taken former Bulldogs forward Corey Payne to some of the most confronting and inspiring corners of the world.

The NSW Young Australian of the Year has been on a three-month tour of the some of the world's most disadvantaged communities as part of his $20,000 Fellowship through the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

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17 Dec 2013
Trust CEO speaks with ABC Radio about the benefits of a Fellowship

CEO of the Churchill Trust Mr Paul Tys spoke to Terry Begley 612 ABC Radio Brisbane yesterday...hear how a Churchill Fellowship is the research and travel opportunity of a lifetime!

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17 Dec 2013
Fellowship allows for fishing

Lennox Head man Craig Copeland was awarded a Churchill Fellowship this year and it allowed him to travel to the US, Ireland and Britain to look into the motivations for recreational fishers to restore fish habitat.

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12 Dec 2013
Churchill Fellow grows Australia's dried rose petal industry

Sarah Sammon (nee Benjamin) was awarded the Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship in 2006 which saw her travel throughout the world to investigate the processing, packaging, marketing and storage of premium dried petals and their value adding potential for Australian flower growers.

Sarah's business Simply Rose Petals has just won the 2013 NSW Special Services category of the Australian Bridal Industry Awards for the second year running.

Read on to see how Sarah established her business and the high profile it has gained after providing all the petals for the recent Australian TV series of ‘The Bachelor’.

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10 Dec 2013
Churchill Fellow wins Australian Telstra Business of the Year Award 2013

Telstra's 21st Business Awards recognise the entrepreneurs in small and medium businesses across Australia. This year's overall winner, Bruny Island Cheese Co., co-owned by 2012 Churchill Fellow Nick Haddow, defies its island isolation off the south-east coast of Tasmania to pop 27,0000 kilograms of artisan cheese into Aussie mouths every year.

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6 Dec 2013
Media Release: Churchill Trust says life can start at 60 - Retiree reinvention the new trend

Australians are living longer, healthier and happier lives, and The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is now taking applications for its Geoffrey White Churchill Fellowship – a paid opportunity to research ways to engage older Australians to participate in the workforce and other activities.

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5 Dec 2013
Media Release: Churchill Trust calls on Crime Combatants

The $20,000 Donald Mackay Churchill Fellowship is now offered to those involved in law enforcement and related fields to study methods of investigating and bringing to light organised crime.

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5 Dec 2013
Media Release: Churchill Trust seeks applicants to transform the Australian Property Landscape

The Churchill Trust has announced that applications are now open for its $20,000 AV Jennings Churchill Fellowship, which funds overseas travel for recipients to undertake research in the field of domestic architecture, building and planning.

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1 Nov 2013
Media Release: Applications open for the travel and research opportunity of a lifetime

A Churchill Fellowship where you design your own research, travel the world, expand your skills and make a positive contribution to Australia: it’s not a dream, it’s an opportunity available today.

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31 Oct 2013
Applications are now Open

You can now apply online

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28 Jun 2013
Ballarat blacksmith earns recognition for his passion

THERE are certain arts and crafts that are typically perceived as irrelevant today. But Tim Bignell is determined to prove that blacksmithing is not among them.

The 34-year-old Ballarat blacksmith has spent years mastering his chosen art, demonstrating how his work is not synonymous with making horse shoes.

Mr Bignell recently received the Churchill Fellowship...He said his travels would allow him to gain skills and knowledge in traditional blacksmithing techniques.

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