Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme 2017

2017 Recipients

The Freilich Foundation is pleased to announce that the following researchers will receive funding from the 2017 round of the Early Career Research (ECR) Small Grants Scheme: 

Dr Joel Anderson, Australian Catholic University

"An exploration of differential prosocial and antisocial effects of exposure to religion on attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women, and support for marriage equality"

Award amount: $5000

Ms Justine Chambers, Australian National University

"Understanding Buddhist Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Postconflict Karen State"

Award amount: $5000

Ms Mareike Riedel, Australian National University

"Regulating Ambivalence. Encounters between Jews and State Law"

Award amount: $720

Congratulations to the successful applicants!


Applications for research funding are now closed. A new round for funding will open in the second half of 2018.

Download Grant Terms and Conditions (2017 - Subject to change for the 2018 round of applications)

Download Application Form  (2017 - Subject to change for the 2018 round of applications)

The Scheme


To assist research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity.
To explore how such intolerance can be combatted, and co-existence promoted.




Five thousand dollars maximum. (Applications for smaller grants are welcome)

Application Criteria Applications are open to all Early Career Researchers (as defined by the Australian Research Council) and PhD Scholars working in Australian tertiary institutions, public sector employees, community sector employees and people undertaking private research.
The topic of the research must fit within the rationale listed above.
Grants are open to researchers from all disciplines.
Applications can be made to assist research in a number of ways, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • Travel (archive work, field work)
  • Conference Attendance
  • Research assistance
  • Administrative assistance
  • Equipment
  • Child care costs
  • Teaching relief
Awarding Criteria In determining the grant the committee will consider:
  • The importance of the research to current events and manifestations of bigotry
  • The importance of the research in furthering our understanding and elimination of bigotry
  • The quality and feasibility of the research to be undertaken
  • The likelihood of the research being accepted for publication
  • Other sources of funding or services available to the applicant for the project cited
  • The Freilich Foundation must be acknowledged in all research outputs, including publications and presentations (seminars and conferences).
  • Information concerning all publications must be communicated to the FF.
  • Information concerning the successful recipient and the funded research may be published on the FF’s website and within other communications such as annual reports.
  • The recipient must submit a financial acquittal and a report which includes actual and projected outcomes within twelve months of receiving the grant.

Updated:  19 April 2018/Responsible Officer:  Freilich Foundation/Page Contact:  Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation