Churchill Scholarship: Funds postgraduate year at Cambridge for STEM researchers

The Churchill Scholarship is awarded to 16 American students annually to fund a year of master's study at the University of Cambridge, based at Churchill College (Cambridge's only exclusively STEM college). The program grew from Sir Winston Churchill's vision of U.S.–U.K. scientific exchange, with the goal of advancing science and technology on both sides of the Atlantic, helping to ensure our future prosperity and security. The key selection criteria are:

  • Outstanding academic achievement
  • Proven talent in research
  • Outstanding personal qualities (commensurate with a deep commitment to research)

Applicants must be U.S. citizens who are due to graduate during the same academic year as the November 2022 deadline or have graduated within the past 12 months.

JHU can nominate two students per year for the Churchill Scholarship. Students seeking a nomination should plan to submit their application materials, including four recommendations, by the campus nomination deadline of Sept. 7. NFP advisers are available to provide feedback and guidance on application materials.

For more information, visit the National Fellowships Program website or contact Dr. Kathleen Barry at