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Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme
Saraswati, the Goddess of Knowledge. Australian National University.
The Freilich Project offers up to three grants of $5000 each to emerging scholars as part of its Early Career Research Small Grants Scheme.
Applications for the 2022 round will be invited from August 2021.
The following is offered as a partial and preliminary guide only. Please refer to the full Conditions of Award document, available for download at the bottom of this page.
Each year the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry may offer three grants known as the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Annual Early Career Research Small Grant. The objective/s of the grants are to assist research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity, and to explore how such intolerance can be combatted, and co-existence promoted.
The value of each individual grant is not to exceed $5000. Grants may be used to assist research in a number of ways, including, but not limited to travel (archival work, fieldwork); research assistance; conference attendance; administrative assistance; teaching relief; childcare costs.
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 Herbert and Valmae Freilich Annual Early Career Research Small Grant is available each year to PhD students enrolled at Australian tertiary institutions, and Early Career Researchers (as defined by the Australian Research Council) employed at Australian tertiary institutions, within public service or community organizations in Australia, or independent researchers resident in Australia.
Where applicants are engaged in collaborative research projects, the grant may only be used to support the research activities of the named recipient.
The grant is available to Australian residents regardless of citizenship, in all research fields.
The grant may be issued irrespective of other research funding or awards.
The selection committee shall make its decision on the basis of:
a) The proposed research project’s fulfilment of the objectives of the Freilich Project for the Study of Bigotry: research into the causes, the histories and the effects of ethnic, cultural, religious and sexual bigotry and animosity, and to explore how such intolerance can be combatted, and co-existence promoted
b) The feasibility of the research to be undertaken
c) The likelihood of the research being accepted for publication
d) The likelihood of the funded activities generating new information and ideas
e) Other sources of funding or services available to the applicant for the project cited
Past Grant Recipients
Adam, Helen and Sally Murphy (Edith Cowan University and Curtin University). “Investigating Overt and Covert Perpetuation of Prejudice and Bigotry in Children’s Picture Books Recently Published in Australia” (2020).
Anderson, Joel (Australian Catholic University). “An exploration of differential prosocial and antisocial effects of exposure to religion on attitudes towards gay men and lesbian women, and support for marriage equality” (2018).
Balint, Peter (University of New South Wales). “Respecting Toleration” (2015).
Boucher, Anna & Joseph Toltz (University of Sydney). “Songs of the Camps: The First Holocaust Songbook” (2015).
Chambers, Justine (Australian National University). “Understanding Buddhist Nationalism and Anti-Muslim Sentiment in Postconflict Karen state” (2018).
Cheng, Jennifer E. (Western Sydney University). “Muslim Women's Participation in Auburn Giants AFL Team” (2017).
Glisic, Iva (Australian Academy of the Humanities). “The Art of Justice in the Western Balkans” (2020).
Hamilton, Jennifer, Christina Kenny, and Felicity Joseph (University of New England).“Towards Hetero-optimism: Heteropessimism, Homophobia and Inclusive Sexuality Studies Today” (2021).
Martin Hobbs, Mia (University of Melbourne). “Being the ‘Other’ in the War on Terror: Race, Gender and Bigotry in Western Militaries since 9/11” (2020)
McConnell, Bonnie (Australian National University). “Singing Sudan and Senegal: Music, Race, and Representation in Contemporary Australia” (2017).
McSwiney, Jordan (University of Sydney). "Networked Organisation: The Far Right in Australia" (2019).
Piperoglou, Andonis (Griffith Centre for Social and Cultural Research, Griffith University). "From ‘Dagoes’ to ‘Wogs’: a transnational history of racial slurs" (2021)
Resch, Bernhard (University of Sydney). "Human Methods Lab: Deploying Human Difference to counter Bigotry" (2019).
Riedel, Mareike (Australian National University) “Regulating Ambivalence: Encounters between Jews and State Law” (2018).
Stevens, Kristen (University of South Australia). "Welfare stigmatisation and racial conflict: Contextual explorations of the lived experiences of the cashless debit card impacting community cohesion and inclusion in Australia" (2019).
Tao, Yu (Chinese Studies, The University of Western Australia). "Racial discrimination against and by Immobile Temporary Migrants: Chinese international students in Western Australian universities amid the COVID-19 global pandemic" (2021).
Thai, Michael (School of Psychology, The University of Queensland). "An investigation of the motivated prejudice behind the “perpetual foreigner syndrome”" (2021).
Wood, Asmi (Australian National University). “Halal and Kosher Methods of Protein Supply, Religious Freedom and Bigotry” (2017).