NCLC Undergraduate Research Fellowships

The National Churchill Leadership Center at The George Washington University is accepting applications to its inaugural Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program for the 2019-2020 academic year. This fellowship supports GW undergraduate student researchers and faculty interested in working on topics of relevance to Winston Churchill’s example of global leadership. 

This funding will enable faculty-student mentorships to foster further advanced study of Churchill’s leadership and how it applies to the present.

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 currently enrolled GW undergraduate students.


Students will be award $500-$2500, depending on the needs of their projects. 

All applications will be reviewed by a committee comprised of GW librarians, faculty and International Churchill Society advisors. Awards will be distributed in two payments, at the start and completion of the fellowship. Funds can be used to support 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
  • One letters of recommendation from a faculty advisor, sent directly by the recommenders to
  • Application can be found here 


Applications for the 2019-20 academic year must be received by Sunday, June 30, 2019.


Class Year

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior


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


  • English


  • Yearlong

Program Type

  • Research


  • DC

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