Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry


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. Recordings and transcripts of past events are listed, where available, on the individual event pages.

An annual Small Grants Scheme supports emerging scholars in this field, and applications for the 2022 round will be open from August 2021.

All scholars engaged in research on the topics of bigotry, tolerance and social inclusion are invited to join the Foundation's research network. Please email to enquire about the network.  

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

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

Updated:  20 May 2021/Responsible Officer:  Freilich Project/Page Contact:  Herbert & Valmae Freilich Project