It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
*****************1999 LINGUISTIC INSTITUTE************************** Subject: deadline for 1999 Institute Fellowship applications: Feb 11
DEADLINE for applications for the 1999 LSA Linguistic Institute FELLOWSHIPS is FEBRUARY 11. All fellowship application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be received by the LSA at their Washington, D.C. office by Feb. 11th.
The Institute will be held from June 21 to July 30 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The Institute brochure including fellowship and application forms, and information about tuition/fees, courses, concurrent events, housing, and transportation is available at our website;
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1999 DEADLINE DATES FOR NEH EDUCATION DEVELOPMENT & DEMONSTRATION GRANTS
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports school teachers and college faculty in the United States who wish to strengthen the teaching and learning of history, literature, foreign languages and cultures, and other areas of the humanities.
The Education Development and Demonstration Program offers the following programs:
*National Education Projects* Includes materials development projects, curricular development and demonstration projects, and dissemination projects of national scope and significance. Application deadline: October 15, 1999 Funding available: up to $250,000 total for three years
*Humanities Focus Grants* Propose a study of a humanities topic during the summer or academic year with colleagues from your school building, school district, college or university. Application deadline: April 15, 1999 Funding available: up to $25,000
*Schools for A New Millennium* A special initiative to enable schools, in partnership with colleges and communities, to design professional development activities integrating digital technology into the humanities classroom. Application deadlines: Planning Grants- April 1, 1999 Implementation Grants: October 1, 1999 Funding available: Planning Grants- up to $30,000, Implementation Grants- up to $200,000
For more information about these grant opportunities, or if you have ideas about developing a project, please write or call:
Education Development and Demonstration Division of Research and Education Programs National Endowment for the Humanities, Room 318 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20506 Phone: 202/606-8380 FAX: 202/606-8394 e-mail: email@example.com TDD (for hearing impaired only) 202/606-8282
Guidelines and application forms may be retrieved from the NEH World Wide Web site: http://www.neh.gov (under Applying for a Grant, Application Forms)
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