1962 Duke of Edinburgh – What memorial?
…“something like a Rhodes Scholarship but
available to all on a much wider basis”.
Churchill died: Jan 24 1965.
Sunday 28 Feb 1965 – Australia Memorial Day.
Netted 4.3 million Pounds!
Aim of the Churchill Trust
“… to give opportunity, by the provision of financial
support, to enable Australians from all walks of life
who, having exhausted opportunities within Australia,
desire to further their search for excellence
Benefit to Australia is a significant factor.
Selection of Churchill
No prescribed qualifications, academic or otherwise,
for award of Churchill Fellowships.
Merit is the primary test:
Based on past achievements, or
Demonstrated ability for future achievement
Any walk of life.
Value of the applicant’s work to the Community.
Extent to which overseas travel will enhance
Churchill Fellows diverse as:
establishment of a liver cell bank.
the Neighborhood Watch and Crime Stoppers program.
occupational health and safety on farms and farm
strategies to prevent credit card fraud.
study of baroque music.
people trafficking and criminal gangs.
physiotherapy in circuses.
programs for ‘at risk’ and underage adolescents.
palliative care and nursing training.
What distinguishes Churchill
They are all invariably talented, they all have the
ability to go that little bit extra and they all have a
willingness to share the results of their Fellowship
with the community upon their return to Australia.
They are exceptional people who have made and
are continuing to make an important contribution to
They are committed people who want to make a real
Museums, Galleries and
BESLEY, Joanna 2009
To examine the role of museums in assisting communities to
recover from traumatic events and experiences - USA, UK,
Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, South Africa.
GRIEVE, Stephen 2008
To study the design of sustainable arts and cultural facilities in
regional centres - Norway, France, UK, Greece, Luxembourg.
LYNN , Victoria 2008
To ascertain the impact of emerging technologies on new
curatorial models and events - Netherlands, Spain, Italy,
Museums, Galleries and
MATHIESON, Renae 2008
To investigate the use of new technologies to attract and retain
audiences - U.K., France, Spain, USA, Singapore.
SMITH, Alan 2008
The Professor Jean Primrose Whyte Churchill Fellowship to
investigate management philosophies and strategies in creating
significant cultural change in National Libraries - UK, France,
Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland.
TAO, Kim 2008
The Peter Mitchell Churchill Fellowship to study strategies for
building sustainable partnerships between museums and
culturally diverse communities - U.K., Canada, USA.
Application for Churchill
Written applications accepted: Nov – Feb yearly.
Most are State / Territory based.
30 short-listed for Interview.
Final State / Territory recommended list compiled:
National Board of Directors for final consideration.
Announced in July of each year.
Commence travel from Sept of that year.
Prestige of being a Churchill Fellow.
Opportunity to enhance work overseas.
Overseas travel: 4-8 weeks.
Air Travel expenses.
A variable allowance to assist expenses.
Possible assistance with cost of fees or admission to
and tuition at any institution.
Approximate value: $25,000.
3,384 Fellowships awarded since 1965.
106 awarded in 2009 – value of $2.6 million.
~ 20 in Queensland annually
All conceivable fields