One hundred and fifteen visionary Australians will travel around the world in 2020 as recipients of the prestigious Churchill Fellowship award, offering them a life-changing opportunity to meet and work with leaders of influence to gain and exchange knowledge as well as experience for the betterment of themselves, their industry, community and Australia. Among these recipients are Dr Susan Carland and Michelle Tapper, both high-profile female achievers.

“Churchill Fellowships recognise people with passion and drive, providing an unrivaled opportunity and freedom for people to experience world’s best practice on issues that matter to Australian communities,” said CEO of the Churchill Trust, Mr Adam Davey. This year Churchill Fellowships have been awarded to people from cities and towns across Australia including 24 from New South Wales, 22 from Victoria, 20 from Queensland, 14 from Western Australia, 8 from the ACT, 10 from South Australia, 10 from Tasmania and 7 from the Northern Territory.

This year’s Churchill Fellows will research a staggering variety of issues including predator reduction techniques in farming, preparing athletes for international para-climbing competition, Italian baking and heritage trade training. “You really need to read the full list of recipients to understand the inspirational range of people, issues and communities in Australia that the Churchill Fellowships announced today will support,” said Mr Davey.

It is 54 years since the first Churchill Fellowships were awarded in honour of Sir Winston Churchill, however the projects that will be aided by his legacy are still, as he intended, firmly focused on the future.“While the award we offer may be steeped in history, we are proud that it still remains extraordinarily relevant. Churchill Fellows are up for a challenge, they are people who can foresee an opportunity, know how to address it and will use this experience to work with and learn from their international peers and some outstanding thought leaders.”

Churchill Fellowship applications open again on 1 February 2020.

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