Last Call For Overseas Research Grants For Innovations

Time is running out for UK citizens to apply for overseas research grants to investigate new ideas for improving the UK’s emergency services.

Churchill Fellowships are travel grants that fund individuals to research innovative ideas and best practice overseas, then bring their global insights back to the UK and make change happen in their professions and communities. Fellowships are available in 12 fields of interest, including a new category devoted to ‘Emergency Services: crisis prevention, response and recovery’. The deadline for applications is 5pm on 18 September 2018 for travel in 2019.

The Emergency Services category will fund Fellows to explore new thinking for emergency services in the widest sense – whether fire and rescue, police, emergency medicine, flood defences, infrastructure, transport, aftermath management and more. The ideas might be for operational issues or for support of service personnel.

Churchill Fellows are funded to research new ideas overseas for 4-8 weeks, in topics and countries of their own choice, with the aim of gaining fresh perspectives and insights that can make a difference to their community or profession back home. More details on the ‘Emergency Services: crisis prevention, response and recovery’ category can be found here.

Everyone can apply for a Churchill Fellowship, regardless of age, background or qualifications, so long as they are a UK citizen aged 18 or over. To apply, or for more details, visit

Applicants can also take part in a live advice session hosted by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust’s Facebook page between 1 and 2 pm on Tuesday 4 September. More details are here.


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