Foundation / Corporation
09/15/18 Postmarked or Emailed
Grants of up to $10,000 and additional in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International scholars representing indigenous communities for efforts to document, preserve, and enliven indigenous cultures, languages, and knowledge systems. Funding is intended to increase access to the Smithsonian’s diverse collections- archival, biological, and cultural- in support of interdisciplinary research aimed at language and knowledge documentation and revitalization.
The funding brings groups of community scholars to the Smithsonian to examine cultural objects, biological specimens, and archival documents related to their heritage language and knowledge systems, and engage in a dialogue with each other and with Smithsonian staff, as part of a process to revitalize their language and knowledge. Interdisciplinary and collaborative projects are encouraged.
Recovering Voices emphasizes the role of cultural knowledge embedded in language, cultural practices, and material culture and seeks to understand the dynamics of intergenerational knowledge transfer as a key to the sustainability of knowledge systems and language.
Recovering Voices provides non-monetary support for awardees including: video and/or audio documentation of the research visit with all documentation shared with the community researchers (this does not preclude the awardee from creating their own video/audio documentation); logistics and administrative support to book travel and lodging, reserve time in the repositories; and support in navigating the Smithsonian Institution and Washington, DC.
GrantWatch ID#: 164363
Applicants may request up to a maximum of $10,000 (USD).
Proposals submitted by September 15 will be reviewed for projects proposing a visit to the Smithsonian collections between January 1 and December 31, 2019.
Note: The preparation and follow-up phases of the project do not need to be confined to 2019.
Groups of community scholars from around the world are eligible to apply.
Beginning in 2016, all recipients of Research Support must wait at least one (1) year after receiving funding to apply for additional support from Recovering Voices.
The deadline for this round of proposals is September 15, 2018.
Notification will be sent by November 15, 2018. The 2019 guidelines apply to all proposals and supersede previous guidelines.
Applications sent by post must be postmarked by September 15, 2018. Please notify the Recovering Voices office by email on or before the postmark date if the proposal is being sent by mail.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply, please submit a proposal electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by post: Recovering Voices Program
Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution MRC 112
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.