NCLC Graduate Research Fellowships

The National Churchill Leadership Center at The George Washington University is accepting applications to its Graduate Research Fellowship Program, which supports .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.

The NCLC welcomes applications from a broad range of academic disciplines, including but not limited to:

  • History

  • International Relations

  • Economics

  • World Affairs

  • Public Policy

Interested applicants are invited to discuss potential projects with NCLC staff. Please submit questions to


Applicants must be graduate students (GW and non-GW applicants welcome) currently enrolled in either a master’s or a doctoral program.


All applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of GW librarians, faculty and International Churchill Society advisors. Awards of $7500 will be distributed in two payments, at the start and completion of the fellowship. Funds can be used to support housing, travel and/or research-related materials. 

Upon completion of the project, research fellows:

  • Must submit a summary report of their research or project

  • Are expected to present their work at the end of the fellowship in a public event at the National Churchill Leadership Center

  • Will be given the opportunity to submit a short article for the monthly Churchill Bulletin which is sent to over 10,000 subscribers by the International Churchill Society


Applications include:

  • Statement of Interest introducing yourself and explaining your interest in 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 One letter must be from a faculty advisor.
  • Application can be found here


Applications for the 2019-20 academic year must be received by Monday, July 1, 2019


Class Year

  • Graduate
  • Doctorate


  • Arts
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Education
  • Humanities
  • International Affairs
  • Public Affairs/Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Multiple


  • English


  • Other

Program Type

  • Research


  • DC

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