SAE-A Invites you to Apply for a
Winston Churchill Fellowship

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is a company established in 1965 with a principle objective of providing an opportunity for Australians to travel overseas to conduct research in their chosen field that is not readily available in Australia. It also aims to reward proven achievement of talented and deserving Australians with further opportunity in their pursuit of excellence for the enrichment of Australian society.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust is able to offer Churchill Fellowships that are specifically for the benefit of the Australian Automotive Industry in 2019.

What is a Churchill Fellowship?

A Churchill Fellowship offers any Australian citizen the opportunity to travel overseas to investigate inspiring or innovative practice in any field and return to share that knowledge for the benefit of the community. The high international regard for Churchill Fellowships literally ‘opens doors’, granting access to expertise from around the world, expanding Churchill Fellows’ knowledge and experience for the benefit of Australian society.

Churchill Fellowships are intended for people from all walks of life from across all sectors and interests. No academic qualifications are necessary. More than 100 Fellowships are awarded every year.

More than 4,000 Churchill Fellowships have been awarded since The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust was established in 1965. Churchill Fellowships differ from scholarships and many other similar offerings available in Australia. Most notably, there are no limits on topic or field of interest and no requirement for academic qualifications which results in a highly rich and diverse applicant field.

The overseas travel component of a Churchill Fellowship can be between 4-8 weeks.

Applications open in February 2019 and close towards the end of April 2019, with interviews typically held over June-July in the year of application.

A similar program has previously been run by Auto Skills Australia, however with their recent closure, this role has been taken over by the Winston Churchill Foundation on behalf of Auto Skills Australia members, and therefore on behalf of SAE-A members.

SAE-A fully endorses this initiative and encourages all members to give this serious consideration and if interested, make an application.

For further information, please visit or contact:
Adam Davey, Chief Executive Officer on 0403 070 222 or Email


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