Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme 2018

Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. Australian National University.
Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. Australian National University.

The 2018 Early Career Research (ECR) Small Grants Scheme is now open to applications. 

Freilich Foundation ECR Small Grant Scheme Application Form 2018

Applications should be emailed to Dr Melissa Lovell at Freilich.Foundation@anu.edu.au no later than Monday 26th of November 2018.

Please include evidence of ethics approval (if applicable) as a separate email attachment. All other application documents should be collated into a single Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

Scheme Overview


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:  16 October 2018/Responsible Officer:  Freilich Foundation/Page Contact:  Herbert & Valmae Freilich Foundation