Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry

All public activities of the Frelich Project have been cancelled until further notice, in accordance with ANU policy. We hope to resume our public activities later in the year.


The Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry supports research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity. It also promotes public discussion of how such intolerance can be combatted - and co-existence promoted - through educational and social programs.

The Freilich Project runs a range of events including lectures, conferences and seminars, many of which are open to the public. Subscribe to the mailing list for updates on upcoming events.

An annual Small Grants Scheme supports emerging scholars in this field, and applications for the 2019 round (for activities to be undertaken in 2020) are being accepted until 15 November 2019. All scholars engaged in research on the topics of bigotry, tolerance and social inclusion are invited to join the Foundation's research network.

Known as the Freilich Foundation from its establishment in July 1999 until December 2018, the Project celebrates its twentieth year of continuous operations in 2019. The commemorative publication 20 Years of Freilich has been produced to mark this occaison.

The Project is run by a Board and employs a Fellow.

Updated:  1 April 2020/Responsible Officer:  Freilich Project/Page Contact:  Herbert & Valmae Freilich Project