What is the Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship?

The Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowship funds a member of an Australian levy-paying horticulture business to undertake international research on a topic relevant to all of horticulture. Under a new partnership with Hort Innovation, and supported via the Hort Frontiers strategic partnership initiative, three Churchill Fellowships are being offered annually for the next four years (from 2017). Applications for the next Fellowships will commence February 1, 2018. Successful candidates can commence their Fellowship and associated travel in February the following year (2019).

A Churchill Fellowship is a remarkable opportunity to travel overseas for a minimum of four and a maximum of about eight weeks to conduct research into a topic that you are passionate about and have experience in. The Fellowship will be awarded on the basis that the research undertaken will focus on a cross-sectoral issue that provides clear benefit to the entire Australian horticulture sector as a whole. It is for anyone who feels that they have exhausted all research opportunities within Australia and would like to see what overseas currently has to offer.

To find out more about the Hort Innovation Churchill Fellowships or apply, please visit the official website


Meet Past Churchill Fellows from your industry:

Graham Anderson (Avocados) – https://goo.gl/2ckdBc

Sally Dakis (Cherries) – https://goo.gl/YYgPJr

Chris McColl (Apples) – https://goo.gl/2XbxPt

Michael Silm (Persimmons) – https://goo.gl/kgcRrL


Important dates:

1 February 2018 – Applications open

27 April 2018 – Applications Close

May/June 2018 – Applications reviewed. Short-listed applicants called for interview

June/July 2018 – Short-listed applicants attend interview in relevant State or Territory

September 2018 – Successful applicants notified

February 2019 – Fellowship travel commences