Announcing 2024 ECR Small Grant Recipients

ANU Campus.
Wednesday 13 December 2023

Congratulations to this year's recipients of the Early Career Researcher Small Grant Scheme!

The ECR Small Grants offers up to $5000 to assist research projects into the causes, histories and effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity, and to explore how such intolerance can be combatted, and co-existence promoted. Funding for this grant has been provided by Herbert and Valmae Freilich, as part of their generous and long-term support for the Australian National University in general, and the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry in particular.

The grant is designed to support emerging talents across diverse research fields with a focus on the study of bigotry in its many forms. 

This year's recipients include: 

  • Dr Matthew Wade (La Trobe). "Philanthropy for the Colony: On the use of big giving to entrench the white settler state and defend ‘Western Civilisation’" (2024).
  • Dr Rebecca Clode (ANU). "Performing Resistance: A Study of Literary and Theatrical interventions into Australia’s Refugee Crisis" (2024).
  • Dr Felix Pal (UWA). "Far-Right Diasporas in the Global South: Mapping Indian Hindu Nationalism in Southeast Asia" (2024).
  • Dr Imogen Richards (Deakin University). "Eco-fascism: Conceptualising far-right extremist response to climate change" (2024).

The Freilich Project extends its congratulations to the winners and looks forward to the important impact of their work.

Updated:  13 December 2023/Responsible Officer:  Freilich Project/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications