Congratulations to Paramedics Australasia Victorian member, Anthony de Wit, who has been awarded a Churchill Fellowship for 2011.  Anthony was awarded the Sir William Kilpatrick Churchill Fellowship to study aero-medical patient care and mission safety practices – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, USA, Canada.

Anthony is one of 107 Australians who have been awarded a Fellowship.

“This year’s Churchill Fellows, like their predecessors are dedicated, inspiring Australians who will make a difference to our country over the coming decades.  I congratulate them and look forward to supporting them on their immediate journey and future endeavours.” said Paul Tys, Chief Executive Officer for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.

The Winston Churchill Memorial Trust, which was established after the death of Sir Winston Churchill in accordance with his final wishes, has now funded more than 3,500 Fellowships for Australians.  With an average value of more than $20,000 per Fellowship, recipients have the opportunity to travel overseas to further their passion and return to Australia to implement their findings and share them with others.

The 2011 Fellowships are valued at more than $2.2 million and cover the broadest range of topics as applicants design their own Fellowships in their field of expertise.

For more information about the Churchill Fellowship program see their website.  Fellowship applications for 2012 will open on 1 November 2011.