With National Reconciliation Week approaching (May 27 – June 3), and this year's theme of 'Grounded in Truth - Walk Together with Courage', we would like to share some of the steps we have taken at the Churchill Trust over the past year towards an equitable and unified future for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and the wider Australian community.Read more
A lifetime member of the Trust since 1994 and its Patron since 2001, Sir Rupert contributed his energy and talents to its various aspects during his Directorship of the New South Wales Regional Committee from 1975 to 1984 and as Deputy National Chair from 1985 to 1992, as a Life Member of the Trust since 1994 and its Patron since 2000.Read more
Forty-seven Tasmanian Fellows participated over the three days (5 - 7 April 2019) giving presentations, taking tours and assisting with the organisation of the Convention.Read more
In support of two new Sponsored Churchill Fellowships for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in 2019 (ANZSOG and CSB) and on being awarded a 2019 Australia Day Public Service Medal, Leilani Bin-Juda reflects on her Churchill Fellowship journey, one that began twenty years ago.Read more
New book released on 1 April by Churchill Fellow Sarah Maddison argues that white Australia can’t solve black problems because white Australia is the problem!Read more
The Churchill Trust is please to share a new video Fellowship Report from Churchill Fellow Kip McIntyre, produced in collaboration with 2009 Churchill Fellow Matthew Blyth and Alaneo Goor of Millstream Productions. Kip received the 2016 James Love Churchill Fellowship to research and master the rare craft of traditional restoration in coach-building and panel beating, travelling to the USA, the UK, Italy and Germany.Read more
Leaders in the not-for-profit sector are being encouraged to apply for the new Community Sector Banking Churchill Fellowships that will see them travel the world to observe leading practice and develop new networks. The opportunity to then apply the learnings in a local context could reap big rewards for the sector here in Australia.Read more
Find out what knowledge Fellows have brought back to Australia in the first quarter of 2019 - a full list of Fellowship reports submitted.Read more
A significant cohort of Churchill Fellows recently attended the Australian and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) Indigenous Affairs Conference Reimagining Public Administration: First Peoples, governance and new paradigms in Melbourne on 20-21 February, where the new ANZSOG Churchill Fellowships were also officially launched.Read more
ANZSOG is sponsoring two new Churchill Fellowships in 2019 to build Indigenous leadership in the Australian and NZ public servicesRead more
New Auto Skills Churchill Fellowships will be awarded in 2019 for projects that support the future success of the Australian automotive sectorRead more
The Dr Susan Nelle Churchill Fellowship offers South Australian's a special opportunity to travel the world to advance the food and beverage industry in AustraliaRead more
Joe Wilson's life was transformed after he received a Churchill Fellowship at the age of 52 and within months of returning, he started his own business, Veteran and Vintage services, which provided a great source of satisfaction, a living, and worldwide contacts and friends for the next 10 years until retirement.Read more
In Australia, we generate around 56 million end of life equivalent passenger tyres every year. Liam O'Keefe is passionate about learning how we can better manage this vast resource in Australia to deliver more productive outcomes for the industry and community. As a Churchill Fellow he travelled to the USA, Canada, UK, Belgium, France, Portugal, and India to meet with some of the top practitioners of tyre product stewardship schemes to identify the key characteristics of each and the effectiveness of differing models and approaches.Read more
Kate Cole received her Fellowship in 2016 to investigate best practice to prevent illness and disease in tunnel construction workers. It was an opportune time in the midst of a large infrastructure boom which involves a significant amount of new tunnel construction. She travelled to some of the world’s tunnelling epicentres – the UK, Norway, Switzerland and the USA.Read more
Marilyn Di Stefano received the Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship in 2013 to examine advances in vehicle technology/rehabilitation applications to enable independence for drivers with disabilities. She travelled to the UK, Sweden, Italy, USA and Japan.Read more
2018 Churchill Fellowship recipient Phil McGilvray is passionate about equipping teenagers with essential financial skills for life!Read more
Australian volunteer organisations do not have a standardised approach to peer support. This places our volunteers at high risk of exposure to critical and traumatic events, which can lead to serious mental health issues.
Louise Murphy is motivated to improve organisational approaches for the mental health of vulnerable volunteer workers.Read more
The Australia Council for the Arts’ 'Making Art Work' study revealed an alarming statistic, that artists in Australia with disability currently earn 42 per cent less than artists without disability.
Australia Council for the Arts colleagues Morwenna Collett and Patricia Adjei will research how to actively engage people with disability in the arts, and protect Indigenous cultural intellectual property rights for Australian indigenous communities, respectively.Read more
Dr Zoe Richards received the Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS) Churchill Fellowship to study original type coral specimens in tandem with new genetic data...Read more
In 2017, Victoria became the first Australian state to legislate for Voluntary Assisted Dying (VAD). While most people who qualify for access to VAD will require palliative care, the way that palliative care services respond to requests for VAD are not clear.
Professor Margaret O’Connor AM is motivated to travel overseas and bring back ideas for addressing people's end-of-life needs, in relation to accessing palliative care and managing requests for VAD.Read more
Music has the power to move people and stimulate the brain in extraordinary ways. However, it is an under-utilised pedagogical tool, and certain performance traditions, such as the art of historical improvisation, have been too long overlooked in modern performance practices.
Simone Slattery has received The Dame Roma Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to develop new specialised skills in historical violin performance and incorporate these into her performance and teaching practices in Australia.Read more
In Australia, there is currently no nationally recognised 'off the shelf' course available to train emergency services personnel in remote mountain rescue. The current capability of emergency services to provide this service must be improved to address the increasing number of incidents occurring around Australia.
Greg Toman is committed to enhance the overall safety of rescuers and those requiring rescue in remote rescue situations.Read more
In Australia, Brahman cattle have the ability to withstand harsh climates, which has seen the breed transform the North Australian beef industry. However, their hardiness has led to many domestic consumers believing the breed to be more tough and less palatable than others, which in turn perpetuates price discrimination against Brahman cattle at saleyards and meat processing plants.
Rachael Cruwys is motivated to increase the domestic marketability of Brahman cattle through improved marketing and genetics.Read more
Australia has some of the most advanced emergency medical response practices and procedures, which are recognised globally. However, there is a need for continual improvement, with increased training and mental health protection for career and volunteer firefighters.
Andrew Emery is motivated to learn international practical methods and ideas to further improve first aid education and training and also how to protect the mental health of firefighters here in Australia.Read more
Big data has changed the way banks and financial institutions interact with and approach their customers. This has enabled the financial sector to charge higher fees and premiums, increasing the risk that ‘essential’ financial services are unattainable for many Australians.
Susan Quinn has a passion for the law and determination to deepen her understanding about how to protect and empower financially marginalised people in big data legislation and practices.Read more
Australia is a research leader in the area of sexual violence prevention and youth sex education. However, the experience of overseas sex education programs and political initiatives shows we can do more to prevent sexual violence through best practice sex education.
Criminal lawyer Katrina Marson is passionate about understanding the methods behind education programs for sexual violence prevention, and their implementation strategies.Read more
Women in Australia are using Intra Uterine Devices (IUDs) at a far lower rate in comparison to women from other countries. This is surprising when the health benefits that can come from this small device are well established.
Dr Meredith Frearson is passionate about improving women’s sexual and reproductive health by increasing IUD usage in Australia.Read more
Less than one-third of Australian local government councillors and just eleven per cent of CEOs are women. If this continues, we will not see a healthy balance of male and female Councillors until 2063.
Councillor Coral Ross is passionate about improving gender equality in Australian local government by increasing the number of elected women Councillors.Read more
Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander populations are most at risk of Acute Rheumatic Fever, an infectious disease with the potential to cause permanent heart damage. A Healthy Housing initiative could be the solution to this illness.
Maida Stewart is dedicated to improving the welfare of her community through learning from the current Healthy Housing Initiative in New Zealand.Read more
This year’s NAIDOC Week theme, “Because of Her, We Can!”, marked an important year of recognition for the strong Aboriginal women who have paved the way for future generations to fight for equality, understanding and cultural respect. This theme especially resonates in a move towards enabling Aboriginal women to have healthier pregnancies and birth outcomes.
2018 Churchill Fellowship recipient Janinne Gliddon is passionate about giving Aboriginal women an opportunity to be trained and recognised as Aboriginal Doulas across Australia.Read more
The global art economy grew for the first time since 2014 with $63.7 billion in total global sales, a 12% rise from 2016. The art markets in the USA and Europe are well established, with the art markets in China and the Middle East fast growing.
Emilia Galatis has a desire to investigate opportunities overseas that will give the amazing works of Western Australian Aboriginal artists’ international recognition.Read more
In Australia, housing affordability is becoming a significant issue for low-income households. Finding workable and innovative solutions to this crisis is paramount.
Dr Alireza Kashani is motivated to learn more about new technology for rapid construction of resilient and low-cost houses through 3D printing.Read more
Australia’s current response to elder abuse is often described as being where domestic violence was 20 years ago. There is very little understanding of how best to respond to and prevent elder abuse in Australia.
2018 Fellowship recipient Geoff Rowe, CEO of Aged & Disability Advocacy Australia, will investigate the world’s best practice aged care systems. His analysis will be timely given the recently announced Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.Read more
In Australia, we lack a strong community of support and empowerment for young adults with cancer. Acknowledging the need for mental health resources and support is vital for survivorship.
Dr Tessa Neilson is motivated to travel overseas and bring back ideas for providing mental health support and resources to young adult cancer patients in Australia.Read more
In Australia, Deaf survivors of domestic violence have very limited access to support services. It is a common challenge for these survivors to seek the same access as hearing people to emotional support, healthcare, legal information and other services they require.
Debra Swann, a survivor of domestic violence, is motivated to travel overseas and bring back ideas for improving access to domestic violence support services for all survivors in the community.Read more
2018 Churchill Fellowship recipient Emily Ragus is passionate about improving Australia's approaches to disaster response.Read more
Celebrating Curiosity: 112 Innovative Australians awarded Churchill Fellowships #CelebratingCuriosity #2018ChurchillFellows
Dr Angela Rintoul hopes to bring back potential solutions to this issue of national concern...Read more
On a Churchill Fellowship in 2012, Nicholas Wyman looked at models in Britain and the US that could be adapted to Australian conditions...Read more
Jorgen Gullestrup was the proud recipient of this LIFE Award at the National Suicide Prevention Conference Dinner held in Adelaide last night!Read more
Three inspiring Indigenous Fellows share what NAIDOC week means to them and how their Fellowships findings are having a positive impact on our Indigenous communities!Read more
Michelle recently travelled to the USA, Canada and New Zealand to research and apply best practice on Indigenous governance and leadership models.Read more
Jonathan travelled to the UK, France and the USA in 2014 to investigate how successful environmental charities have created a culture of philanthropy to build financial resilience and long-term environmental outcomes.Read more
A bronze sculpture of Winston Churchill will be on public display in Geocon’s new West Block Hotel, to acknowledge the building’s history during WWII, thanks to a loan from the Churchill Trust.Read more
Churchill Fellow Ben Wall shares his Fellowship experiences and goals to grow Date gardens in indigenous communitiesRead more
Priscilla travelled to Poland, Belgium, France, the UK, and the USA to conduct a study into the factors which make non-profit racism prevention initiatives effectiveRead more
Churchill Fellowship recipient Senior Constable Ben Bjarnesen visited four countries to investigate police response to domestic violence within the LGBTI community.
2016 Churchill Fellow Laura Vidal is pressing for progress on forced marriage in Australia.Read more
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 AustraliaRead more
Churchill's leadership lives on in the 109 talented Australians who are now #2017ChurchillFellowsRead more
2017 Churchill Fellow Marcus Mulcahy is passionate about giving primary school students access to digital technologies and skillsRead more
The Fellowship connected me with overseas growers to observe how they invested in R&D including product branding and marketing for short and long supply chainsRead more
Michael Power's Fellowship investigated research innovations for improving the lives of victims of serious violence committed by people with a mental illnessRead more
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 trailsRead more
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.Read more
The benefits the Churchill Fellowship gave me are immeasurable...Read more
The Fellowship provided me with a better understanding of my local environment back here in Australia and to provide better advice as an agronomist...Read more
The Fellowship allowed me to work in tissue culture laboratories as well as understand all aspects of avocado culture...
The Fellowships offered me the chance to observe what is being taught around the world in cheese/dairy education, how we compare, how we could change, and what direction I can take the Academy in.Read more
The Fellowship was a wonderful way of gaining overseas experience in a field not known in Australia...Read more
The Fellowship helped me realise how much potential Australian horticulture had at the time and the huge potential that lay ahead of me...
We are pleased to announce a new Fellowship sponsored by Department of HealthRead more
Dr Shannon Nott, CF 2013, has returned to Dubbo NSW after completing the world’s longest and toughest horse race, the Mongol Derby, albeit with a broken neck!
In Shannon's Fellowship he evaluated the efficacy of telehealth in delivering quality healthcare to rural and remote communities - Canada, USA, Brazil
Shannon participated in this years’ Mongol Derby raising funds to help run rural-specific wellbeing training for youth with the hope that these programs can address the increased rates of self-harm and suicide seen in the bush.Read more
"Get kids back into sport!", says 2015 Churchill Fellow Troy KirkhamRead more
To acknowledge the contribution Churchill Fellows have made to children's healthcare in Australia.Read more
The Churchill Trust is an endorsing partner for the Creative Innovation Conference being held 7-9 November in MelbourneRead more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
The National Library of Australia have offered to archive our online publications for posterity of the Trust.Read more
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.Read more
Announcing our 2015 '50th Anniversary' Churchill FellowsRead more
Congratulations to four Churchill Fellows who have been honoured on the 2015 Queen's Birthday list.Read more
2010 Churchill Fellow Dr Amber Beavis named as one of ABC Radio's new scientific communicatorsRead more
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.Read more
A media kit is now available to help promote the Churchill Fellowship opportunity to your networks.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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'.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.
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.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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 informationRead more
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...
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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.
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.
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!Read more
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’.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.