On Friday the 13th of December the Freilich Project announced the winners of the 2019 round of the Early Career Research Small Grant (soon to be renamed the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Annual Early Career Research Small Grant). We received a record thirty applications for the three $5000 grants to assist research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity.
The winners of the 2019 round are:
- Dr Helen Adam (Edith Cowan Univesity) & Dr Sally Murphy (Curtin University) for the project “Investigating Overt and Covert Perpetuation of Prejudice and Bigotry in Children’s Picture Books Recently Published in Australia”
- Dr Iva Glisic (Australian Academy of the Humanities ) for the project “The Art of Justice in the Western Balkans”
- Dr Mia Martin Hobbs (University of Melbourne) for the project “Being the ‘Other’ in the War on Terror: Race, Gender and Bigotry in Western Militaries since 9/11
Next year's round of grants will be advertised in September 2020, under thoroughly revised conditions of award.