Foundation / Corporation
The Endangered Language Fund (ELF)
Grants of up to $4,000 to USA, Canada, and International individuals and institutions for linguistic fieldwork and language revitalization projects. Funding for proposals that serve both the field of linguistics and the indigenous community are most likely to be funded, however, projects that have immediate applicability to one group and a more distant applicability to the other will also be considered. Support for publication is a low priority, although it will be considered.
Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum and the location on the continuum is one factor of the funding decision.
Eligible expenses include consultant fees, equipment, travel, etc.
GrantWatch ID#: 180305
Grants in this round are expected to be less than $4,000 and to average about $2,000.
Grants are for a one-year period, though extensions may be applied for.
Language activists and researchers from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs are covered.
Please note that many languages in the northwestern United States of America are not eligible for the Language Legacies program. Tribes whose languages are ineligible for this grant can be seen at: http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/nve_tribes.html
A researcher can be the primary researcher on only one proposal per year.
Applications must be received by March 15th, 2019. Decisions will be delivered in May 2019.
Applications will be accepted in English or Spanish.
Before receiving any funds, university-based applicants must show that they have met the requirements of their university's human subjects committee (IRB). Tribal or other applicants must provide equivalent assurance that proper protocols are being used.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Completed applications and any questions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications must be submitted electronically. No mail or fax applications will be accepted.
Questions can also be sent to:
The Endangered Language Fund
300 George St., Suite 900,
New Haven, CT 06511, USA
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.