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Cultivate your idea through a Hort-funded Churchill Fellowship

Applications are now open for three Hort Innovation-funded Churchill Fellowships, enabling recipients to travel the world to access industry-related knowledge not readily available in Australia.

Jointly funded under the Hort Innovation Leadership Fund and the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, the Fellowships are available to anyone working in Australian horticulture, recognising the industry’s contribution to the nation’s economy by investing directly in the growers who deliver it.

Hort Innovation CEO Matt Brand says the Hort Innovation – To Cultivate New Ideas In Horticulture Fellowships are designed to drive innovation and transformation in the horticulture industry.

“Horticulture growers are already some of the most innovative business people in Australia,” he said.

“These Fellowships allow them to gain insight into international technology and processes, harness that knowledge and grow the nation’s collective horticultural understanding by sharing it with the industry.”

How they work

A Churchill Fellowship offers the opportunity to travel overseas to investigate a topic or issue that you are passionate about. The subject of your proposed project is limitless, provided a benefit to Australia is evident and you have the ability to share the skills, insights and knowledge gathered on your return.

Applications for 2019 Churchill Fellowships close on April 30. Find out more and apply here.

Churchill Fellowships are funded by the Hort Frontiers Leadership Fund, part of the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative developed by Hort Innovation, with co-investment from the Winston Churchill Memorial Foundation and contributions from the Australian Government.