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Winston Churchill Fellowships

Winston Churchill Fellowships © Dave Green (Fellow Sadie Green - Bideford and Manteo: A Special Relationship)

© Dave Green (Fellow Sadie Green - Bideford and Manteo: A Special Relationship)

Since 2015 we have worked in partnership with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust to offer overseas Travelling Fellowships for Designers in the applied arts (architecture, interiors, product and graphic design). These Fellowships are usually for 6 weeks travel overseas with an average grant of over £6,000, and awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK.

Successful applicants will then be eligible to apply to our department at the British Council, Architecture Design Fashion, for a grant to follow up their Churchill Fellowship and help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration. 

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965. The Trust’s objective for the Travelling Fellowships is to provide opportunities for British citizens to go abroad on a worthwhile enterprise of their own choosing, with the aim of enriching their lives by their wider experience – through the knowledge, understanding, and/or skills they gain - and, on their return, enhancing the life of their community by their example and the dissemination of the benefit of their travels. These opportunities are provided to people of any age, gender, ethnicity or religion, with or without educational qualifications, and in any occupation or none.

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018 'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

Applications are now open for the 2018 Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Fellowships, which include a strand for Designers in partnership with the British Council.

Since 2015, the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team has been collaborating with the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust on a Design strand of their travel fellowships. The category now also includes Craft, and the fellowships will be awarded for projects that add to international collaboration and understanding, and also bring back knowledge and best practice for the benefit of others in the UK. British designers working across all fields of practice are encouraged to apply.

Following the completion of their fellowships, successful applicants will be able to apply for a follow-up grant from the British Council's Architecture Design Fashion team to help with events, exhibitions and further international collaboration to further the outcomes of their Churchill Fellowship.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established when Sir Winston Churchill died in 1965. The Trust’s objective for the travelling fellowships is to provide opportunities for British citizens to go abroad on a worthwhile enterprise of their own choosing, with the aim of enriching their lives by their wider experience – through the knowledge, understanding, and/or skills they gain - and, on their return, enhancing the life of their community by their example and the dissemination of the benefit of their travels. These opportunities are provided to people of any age, gender, ethnicity or religion, with or without educational qualifications, and in any occupation or none.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on 19 September 2017.

Full details and how to apply can be found on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website.  

11 May 2017

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018

OPEN CALL: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2018 'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

'Exploring Circular Economy Textile Models in Japan' / Lynn Wilson, Winston Churchill Fellow 2015

6 April 2017

2017 Winston Churchill Fellows Announced

2017 Winston Churchill Fellows Announced O. Lechner

O. Lechner

22 December 2016

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Made You Look, Made You Stare

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Made You Look, Made You Stare © FCBStudios

© FCBStudios

11 November 2016

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Designing Public Libraries

Winston Churchill Fellowship: Designing Public Libraries   © Dr Gemma John

© Dr Gemma John

11 April 2016

2016 Winston Churchill Fellowships Awarded

2016 Winston Churchill Fellowships Awarded  Sea Chair - Credit: Studio Swine

Sea Chair - Credit: Studio Swine

17 May 2015

Open Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2016

Open Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2016

14 July 2014

Winston Churchill Fellowships: Profile #3

Winston Churchill Fellowships: Profile #3 © Biljana Savic

© Biljana Savic

3 June 2014

Winston Churchill Fellowships: Profile #2

Winston Churchill Fellowships: Profile #2 © Camilla Buchanan

© Camilla Buchanan

11 May 2014

Winston Churchill Fellowships: Profile #1

Winston Churchill Fellowships: Profile #1 © Miriam Kelly

© Miriam Kelly

4 May 2014

Open Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2015

Open Call for Applications: Winston Churchill Fellowships 2015