National Churchill Leadership Center Graduate Research Fellowships
The National Churchill Leadership Center (NCLC) is pleased to invite applications to the National Churchill Leadership Center Research Graduate Fellowship Program for the 2021-2022 academic year. This provides $7,500 awards for short-term research projects focused on topics of relevance to Winston Churchill’s example of global leadership.
Grants will enable recipients to travel to special collections and archives around the globe in support of their research. For those researchers wishing to work in DC, study space is available at the NCLC. Preference will be given to projects that emphasize the relevance of Churchill’s leadership to current affairs. A review committee will award grants based on the merits and significance of the project and its relevance to the mission of the NCLC. Fellowship projects should be in the form of a written report, multimedia creation, or data visualization.
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Grants will enable recipients to travel to special collections and archives around the globe in support of their research. For those researchers wishing to work in DC, study space is available at the NCLC. Preference will be given to projects that emphasize the relevance of Churchill’s leadership to current affairs. A review committee will award grants based on the merits and significance of the project and its relevance to the mission of the NCLC.
We welcome applications from a broad range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to:
- International Relations
- World Affairs
- Public Policy
- Political Science
Interested applicants are invited to discuss potential projects with NCLC staff. Please submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants must be graduate students (GW and non-GW applicants welcome) currently enrolled in either a master’s or a doctoral program
- A summary of research or project presentation must be submitted upon completion of the fellowship
- Awardees are expected to present their work at the end of the fellowship in a public event at the National Churchill Leadership Center
- Awardees will be given the opportunity to submit a short article for the monthly Churchill Bulletin which is sent to over 70,000 subscribers by the International Churchill Society
All applications will be reviewed by a committee of GW librarians, faculty, and International Churchill Society advisors. Awards will be distributed in two payments, at the beginning and completion of the fellowship. Funds can be used to support travel and/or research-related materials.
To be considered, applications must be received by Thursday, August 31, 2021. Fellowship recipients will be notified by September 30, 2021.
- Statement of Interest introducing yourself and explaining your interest in global leadership and how it relates to the example set by Winston Churchill (250 words max).
- Project proposal outlining your scope of research and how you would utilize the fellowship funding (500 words max).
- CV or resume
- Two letters of recommendation, sent directly by the recommenders to email@example.com. One letter must be from a faculty advisor.
- View the application.
GW and the NCLC
The George Washington University (GW), an independent academic institution chartered by the Congress of the United States in 1821, aspires to preeminence as a comprehensive, global research university. The university values a dynamic, student-focused community stimulated by cultural and intellectual diversity and built upon a foundation of integrity, creativity, and openness to the exploration of new ideas. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, the university commits itself to excellence in the creation, dissemination, and application of knowledge. To promote the process of lifelong learning from both global and integrative perspectives, GW provides a stimulating intellectual environment for its diverse students and faculty. By fostering excellence in teaching, the university offers outstanding learning experiences to its 27,000 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs in Washington, DC, the nation, and abroad. The university acts as a catalyst for creativity in the arts, the sciences, and the professions by encouraging interaction among its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the communities it serves.
The National Churchill Leadership Center opened its doors at The George Washington University in 2016, in partnership with the International Churchill Society. Housed on the first floor of the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library, this is the first major facility in the nation’s capital dedicated to the study of Winston Churchill. Churchill’s leadership during the greatest crises of the twentieth century provides inspiration and instruction to leaders in every field of endeavor. The Center is a forum for the George Washington University community to debate and discuss issues relating to global leadership. Using Churchill’s legacy as a lens, it engages current and future leaders in politics, business, industry, and academia to facilitate a greater understanding of leadership in action.