The founder’s intention, and ours, is that the work of the Scholars be at the heart of subsequent action towards achieving inclusive equality in society.

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Freddy Bonnart-Braunthal

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With no family of his own Bonnart determined his own legacy; a series of grants for students — the Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship — aimed at tackling the causes and consequences of intolerance. Learn more about the life of our founder.


The Trust’s vision is to contribute to a tolerant and inclusive society in which people of all ethnicities, religions and cultures live together with mutual understanding, and respect the rights of the individual. Following its founder’s wishes, the Trust supports postgraduate researchers at UK universities.

The founder’s intention, and ours, is that the work of the Scholars be at the heart of subsequent action towards achieving the Trust’s vision. To that end we encourage and support the Scholars, from the early stages of their studies, to engage with a wide range of audiences inside as well as outside academia.


The Trust wishes to encourage the development of the network of past and present Bonnart Scholars who will, via social media and other means, be able to share ideas and experience, in particular about the challenges of, and opportunities for, finding ways to combat intolerance. This was central to the vision of the Founder of the Trust. As part of our support for this network the Trust hosts an annual reception to which past and present Scholars, key academics and others with an interest in this field, together with trustees, are invited. This provides an opportunity to hear about the work of some of the Scholars through presentations and informal discussions.


Trust Scholarships

From 2002 to 2015/2016, the Trust supported 24 scholars studying for PhDs at University College London and the London School of Economics and Political Science. From Autumn 2016, the Trust supports PhD students at Birkbeck, University of London. From Autumn 2020, the Trust also supports part time MA/MSc students.

Beneficiaries are selected and scholarships administered by Birkbeck College from whom more information can be obtained. For details of the focus of the Scholarship and the application process please visit the Birkbeck website for PhD scholarships or for MA/MSc studentships.

The Trust Prospectus sets out the purpose of the Trust and how it came to be established to provide useful background for potential applicants.

The Trustees do not consider direct applications.

Endowment Scholarships

Separately from The Bonnart Trust, in 2000 Freddy Bonnart-Braunthal endowed a scholarship in his name at UCL. This has the same broad purposes as The Bonnart Trust and is administered independently by UCL. Information can be found here.

Since 2000, nine Scholars have been funded through this separate endowment. The Trustees of The Bonnart Trust maintain a close interest in this Scholarship, with the support of UCL, and Scholars who have benefited from the UCL scholarship are encouraged to become part of the Bonnart Trust network.

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Braunthal Reports

The Braunthal Reports are named after the Founder of The Bonnart Trust. Freddy Bonnart-Braunthal set up the trust in 2002 to “establish and maintain scholarships at universities in the United Kingdom for research at the postgraduate level into the nature of racial, religious and cultural intolerance with a view to finding a means to combat it”.

The Braunthal Reports are based on analysis and recommendations drawn from the dissertations submitted for a doctorate by the Scholars funded by The Bonnart Trust.


The Trustees include two scholarship beneficiaries, a non-profit sector expert and one family member with extensive experience as an Honorary Treasurer. It must be emphasised that trustees do not consider individual applications, which must be channelled through the universities concerned.

  • Anthony Tomei


    Anthony was director of the Nuffield Foundation from 1995 to 2012. He is a trustee of the Bell Foundation and of the Pensions Policy Institute (a pensions think tank).

    Continuing a lifelong involvement in the fields of science and mathematics education he is a member of the Board of the Salters’ Institute, the lead charity of the Salters’ Company (a City of London livery company) and a member of the Royal Society’s Advisory Committee on Mathematics Education.

    He is a visiting Professor in the department of Education at King’s College, London. He was awarded the CBE in 2013, for services to education.

  • Joanna Chichester-Clark


    Joanna’s father and Freddy were first cousins who grew up together in Vienna before the war; Joanna met Freddy regularly over the years and is pleased to represent the family as Trustee. Joanna’s career has been in banking and business journalism, in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Seoul and New York.

    She is a director at Alliance Bernstein - Société Générale in London and was previously at Bank of America for over 20 years. In her compliance role, she is licensed by the US financial regulator FINRA, holding professional qualifications in investment research, supervision and financial derivatives and she is FCA certified in the U.K.

    As a journalist, she wrote for the Economist and Wall Street Journal amongst other publications. Joanna holds an M.A. in Modern Languages (French and German) from the University of Oxford.

  • Francesca Fabbri


    Francesca Fabbri is Head of the Education Recovery Delivery Unit at the Department for Education. Before this she has worked in HM Treasury, and the Implementation Unit at the Cabinet Office.

    She received her PhD in Economics from University College London. Her thesis is on “Immigrants’ Performance, Welfare and Reception: An Economic Analysis for the UK”. In 2001, within her PhD programme, she was awarded the Frederick-Bonnart-Braunthal Scholarship for her research into the determinants of racial intolerance in Britain.

    On that occasion she first met Frederick Bonnart-Braunthal. Francesca is married and has two children. Her other interests include literature, music, cinema, trekking and cycling.

  • Victoria Redclift


    Victoria is an Associate Professor of Political Sociology in the Social Research Institute at UCL, where she works on the Sociology of ‘race’, ethnicity and migration, with particular focus on citizenship and political exclusion.

    She is the author of Statelessness and citizenship: Camps and the creation of ‘political space’ (Routledge, 2013), which was shortlisted for the British Sociological Association’s Phillip Abrams Memorial Prize in 2014, as well as New racial landscapes: Contemporary Britain and the neoliberal conjuncture (Routledge, 2014 – with Malcolm James and Helen Kim).

    She won a Phillip Leverhulme Prize in 2014 and, along with an ESRC Future Research Leaders Grant for 2015, is currently conducting comparative research into experiences of citizenship among Bangladesh-origin Muslims in London, Birmingham and Los Angeles. Having been a Bonnart-Braunthal scholar at the London School of Economics from 2007-2011, she took up a position as Trustee in 2016.

  • Keiran Goddard


    Keiran currently works at the Alex Ferry Foundation, focusing on the future of work, labour rights and trade unions. Prior to this he was a Director at Reboot the Future and was the Director of External Affairs at the Association of Charitable Foundations, overseeing its policy and influencing functions, as well as playing a lead role in strategic development and partnerships. He was responsible for ensuring that key issues receive the profile and impact they require and for advocating on behalf of foundations to government, regulators and other stakeholders.

    Educated at the University of Oxford, Keiran has written two books, spoken internationally about sector issues, sits on the DAFNE Legal Affairs Committee, is a co-author of the Foundation Giving Trends series and a Policy Fellow at the University of Cambridge.


Staff members

There are currently two staff members part of the trust, they have both been working in the third sector for over ten years.

  • Kerry-Ann Francis

    Trust Administrator and Communications Manager

    Kerry-Ann assists the Trust in its operational, communications and governance matters.

    She is passionate about diversity, inclusion and equity in society and works with other charities and public sector organisations. In her spare time, she is a Mom of two and an avid Zumba dancer.

  • Claire Pecot

    Trust Administrator and Communications Assistant

    Claire works with Kerry-Ann to assist the Trust in its operational, communications and governance matters.

    Claire has been working and volunteering in the third sector for over 10 years, and she's passionate about improving people's lives and rights. In her spare time, she loves spending time in nature, to go for walks and runs with her dogs.