IET members working in the field of science, engineering and technology are invited to apply for life-changing travelling fellowships.
Each year the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust awards over 100 travelling fellowships to British citizens from all walks of life and from all over the UK to gain experience abroad in a wide range of interests, in order to bring back benefit and positive change to their profession and the UK as a whole.
The 2013 application process has now opened, and there are ten varied categories in which people can apply. One of the categories, science, engineering and technology, is open to anyone involved across this field, especially with respect to the popularisation of science, reverse innovation and smart growth.
A travelling sabbatical for those with experience, ambition and the desire to help others, will add real value to your skills and to your CV, as well as furthering your leadership and role model abilities. Applications are judged on project merit, and these opportunities are available to adults of any age, gender, religion or ethnicity.
Successful applicants will receive an average fellowship grant of £6000, covering travel, food, accommodation and insurance for approximately six weeks overseas.
Amongst those travelling this year, in this category, is Neil Denny, producer and presenter of the Little Atoms Radio Show and podcast. The radio show is all about ideas and culture, and it actively promotes science, rationalism and scepticism. The primary purpose of Neil’s trip is to survey the modern frontiers of science and interview its pioneers. These interviews will then be heard by the existing audience of around 9000 listeners, particularly within the UK science community.
The Trust was established shortly after Sir Winston’s death in 1965. Since then it has awarded over 4450 travelling fellowships. Applicants need to be over the age of 18 and British citizens, resident in the UK. The deadline for the 2013 applications is 2 October 2012. You can telephone the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust on +44 (0)20 7799 1660.