The Eric Fry labour history research grant

The Canberra Region Branch of the Australian Society for the Study of Labour History (ASSLH) and the Australian Studies Institute at the Australian National University (ANU) invite students doing honours or equivalent to apply for a $1,000 grant to do research at the Noel Butlin Archives Centre (NBAC), based at ANU in Canberra.

Applications will close on 31 March each year and the research grant will be awarded in April. See the attached guidelines for more information.

Previous research grant holders

2023 Katie Wood, Latrobe University, 'History of Women in the Australian Metal Trades 1888 – 1951’

2022 Duncan Hart, University of Queensland, ‘From revolutionary hopes to shattered dreams: the far-left in Australia 1918-1925’

2021 Vashti Fox, University of Western Australia for research on PhD chapter 'May Day Mayhem: The Cold War and the Communist Party's antifascism'

2020 Not awarded due to Covid-19 disruption

2019 Rhys Williams, Australian National University, British Socialism and Australia 1880-1914

2018 Jack Crawford, University of Adelaide, MILITANTS: The 1894 Shearers' Strike in western New South Wales.

2017 Geraldine Fela, Australian National University, 'The response of Australian nurses and their union, the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation, to the HIV/AIDS crisis in the 1980s'

2015 Andrew DeMayo, University of Notre Dame Australia, 'Australian and United States Industrial Workers of the World propaganda'

2014 Liam Byrne, University of Melbourne, 'Labor at war; the political culture of the Victorian Branch of the Australian Labor Party, 1914-1921'

2013 Brendan McGloin, Victoria University, 'The factory occupation' 

2012 Alexis Vassiley, University of Western Australia, 'Trade union support for Aboriginal rights during the Noonkanbah dispute, 1979-80'  

2011 Scott Stephenson, Australian National University, 'The relationship between the Australian Workers' Union and Lang Labor between the two world wars' 

2010 Lian Jenvey, University of Sydney, 'Nationalism and the Australian labour movement during World War II' 

2007 Graham Burke, Australian National University, 'Australian trade union policy on Aboriginal issues, post-World War II' 

2005 William Newland, University of Melbourne, 'Archbishop Mannix and the Great Depression'