Research grants

The Jennie Churchill Fund

Created through the generosity of Mr Laurence Geller CBE and the International Churchill Society, and with the patronage of Jennie Churchill, great-granddaughter of Sir Winston, this fund exists to support any archival, educational or research work undertaken on the papers of Sir Winston Churchill and other related collections of the Churchill era.

Speaking on the new Fund, Jennie Churchill commented:

Jennie Churchill

“I am deeply honoured to have my name associated with this new fund and look forward to hearing about the many exciting projects that it will make possible. I know it will mean that we can do more in terms of actively encouraging and supporting projects based on the Churchill collection, and I am thrilled that the College is today announcing several new initiatives to kick start this process.”

Funding is now available for the academic year 2019/20


Are you a researcher from outside of Cambridge wanting to use the Churchill Archives Centre at Churchill College, but in need of financial support to meet travel and accommodation costs?
If so, please write to the Director of the Archives Centre outlining the nature of your project and how it relates to the life and legacy of Winston Churchill. You can only apply once, and you can only request the assistance of up to £500.

Are you a researcher from outside of Cambridge needing support to purchase an individual subscription to the Churchill Archive Online, the digital edition of the Churchill Papers collection?
If so, please write to the Director outlining the nature of your project and how it will be enhanced by access to this online resource. You can only apply once, and preference will be given to researchers who are unable to travel to Cambridge, where the collection can be viewed for free at the Churchill Archives Centre.

Are you a Churchill College student requiring support to travel or attend an event related to modern history, politics or international relations, or a student from outside of Cambridge wanting to attend such an event within Churchill College?  
If so, you can apply for a grant of up to £250. Please write to the Director outlining the nature of your project.

Are you a school with a Churchill related project derived from the Churchill Archive for Schools?
If so, please write to the Director explaining how the proposal will enhance your teaching. You can only apply once, and you can only request the assistance of up to £250.


Applications

Email: director.archives@chu.cam.ac.uk

By mail, please address your application to:

The Jennie Churchill Fund
The Director, the Churchill Archives Centre
Churchill College
Storey's Way
Cambridge, CB3 0DS
UK

All submissions should include contact details, a brief introduction of the individual or institution, and a brief summary of the project. The Director reserves the right to ask for further information.

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