ONE MONTH TO APPLY FOR PRISON REFORM FELLOWSHIP

People have less than a month to bid for a travelling fellowship funded by the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

The charity was established after the death of Sir Winston Churchill to encourage people to explore the world and gain experience overseas.

Since it was set up in 1965, the year of the wartime prime minister’s death, it has awarded more than 100 travelling fellowships to British citizens each year.

The deadline for the 2013 applications is October 2, 2012.

The scheme, set up due to Sir Winston’s own love of travel, is designed for people to experience life and work in another country and to then share what they have learned to benefit their profession back in the UK.

People can apply in 10 categories for fellowships worth about £6,000.

The categories are: arts and older people; business in society; communities that work; the creative industries; education, environment, food and rural affairs; medical and health; prison and penal reform; and science, engineering and technology. There is also an open category.

A trust spokesman said: “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 receive an average fellowship grant of £6,000, covering travel, food, accommodation and insurance for about six weeks overseas.

For more details call 020 7799 1660 or visit www.wcmt.org.uk.

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