Learn from the world's best teachers

If you have ever dreamed of travelling the world to learn from the world’s best teachers in your chosen profession, now is your chance.

Applications for the 2016 Churchill Fellowships are now open. The Fellowships provide an opportunity for talented Australians to travel the world in search of new ideas, excellence and innovation. Applications for the Fellowships close on May 15.

This year mark’s ten years since I travelled to the USA and UK on a Churchill Fellowship to learn from some of the world’s best furniture makers. My Churchill Fellowship really was the opportunity of a lifetime.

The lessons learned about best practice for furniture craftsmen as well as the practical skills acquired from working alongside the skilled professionals who restore and maintain the Royal Collection for the Royal Palaces in the UK was priceless.

I encourage anyone who has a yearning to learn more within their chosen field to consider applying. A Churchill Fellowship can help you travel to the far edges of the globe to research your passion and bring back knowledge, networks, experience, ideas and innovation for the betterment of Australia.

More than 100 fellowships are awarded each year and are valued at more than $25,000 each. Learn more about applying.