Winston Churchill Fellowship Award
A Novus colleague has been awarded a travelling fellowship from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust.
David Morgan, Enterprise Partnership Lead for Novus, has been awarded a travelling fellowship to carry out his research on entrepreneurship opportunities for ex-offenders in the U.S.
The grant will enable him to visit organisations in the U.S. who support offenders and ex-offenders to develop their entrepreneurial skills, and look into the opportunities available for ex-offenders to improve their own, and their families, chances through enterprise.
Through his research and work with former Novus learners, David will gain an understanding of the challenges faced when developing enterprising and entrepreneurial skills. He will also examine how ex-offenders can change their mindset and use their skills on different pathways to lead crime-free lives.
Commenting on his fellowship, David Morgan said, “The Travelling Grant and Fellowship of the Trust means a great deal to me. I am honoured and excited to be able to research innovative entrepreneurship programmes in the U.S. and be able to bring that knowledge back to the UK.
“If I can, in some way, help to improve the opportunities for others that would be fantastic.
"Being a 2018 Fellow is just the start of an amazing journey."
David’s travelling fellowship is one of 150 that have been awarded this year by the Churchill Memorial Trust. They offer a unique opportunity for UK citizens to travel overseas to conduct research projects, bringing back new solutions and fresh ideas to help solve today’s issues and benefit others in the UK.