LINGUIST List 13.1015

Fri Apr 12 2002

FYI: Humanities Grants, Research in East Timor

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  1. Aguera, Helen, NEH's Division of Preservation and Access: Next Deadline
  2. Lance Eccles, Research in East Timor

Message 1: NEH's Division of Preservation and Access: Next Deadline

Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 09:23:19 -0400
From: Aguera, Helen <>
Subject: NEH's Division of Preservation and Access: Next Deadline

 	New Guidelines and Application Instructions for the July 1, 2002
 National Endowment for the Humanities
 Division of Preservation and Access

 	The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH )
 is a grant-making agency of the U.S. federal government that supports
 projects in the humanities. Eligible applicants are: U.S. nonprofit
 associations, institutions, and organizations, as well as U.S. 
citizens and foreign nationals who have been legal residents in the United 
States for a period of at least the three years immediately preceding the
 submission of the application.
 	NEH's Division of Preservation and Access supports projects that
 preserve and make available the full range of humanities collections 
that are important for research, education, and lifelong learning. 
Projects may encompass collections of books, journals, newspapers, manuscript and
 archival materials, maps, still and moving images, sound recordings, 
and objects of material culture held by libraries, archives, museums,
 historical organizations, and other repositories. Grants are also 
given for the creation of research tools and reference works (such as
 dictionaries, encyclopedias, and databases), for national and 
regional preservation training programs, and for research and demonstration
 projects that may explore the use of digital technology.
 	Prospective applicants seeking further information are encouraged to
 contact the division's staff (at 202-606-8570 or at
 The staff will also continue to read draft proposals that are 
submitted six weeks before the deadline. Final decisions for applications 
submitted to the JULY 1, 2002 deadline will be announced the following April. 
 	The Guidelines and instructions can be downloaded from the NEH Web
 site: . A 
list of recent awards is also available at: . 
The postal address is:
 Division of Preservation and Access; NEH, Room 411;1100 Pennsylvania
 Avenue, NW; Washington, DC 20506 (U.S.A.)


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Message 2: Research in East Timor

Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 15:56:50 +1000
From: Lance Eccles <>
Subject: Research in East Timor

Dear Colleagues,

You may be interested in the following two items from the Directorate 
of the Instituto Nacional de Lingu�stica (INL) at the National 
University of East Timor.

As from 20 May 2002 (Independence Day) all foreign scholars wishing 
to undertake field work in East Timor will require an official permit 
issued by the INL. The assessment process for applications will 
consider the extent to which proposed language research and 
development projects fit in with the general aims of the government 
of the Democratic
Republic of East Timor, and specifically Clause 12 of the 
Constitution, which defines Tetum and Portuguese as the official 
languages of the state and indicates the government's commitment to 
fostering and developing the other 'national' (i.e. indigenous) 

The INL Directorate would be most grateful if you would bring this 
important document to the attention of the research office and ethics 
committee of your university or research institute to ensure that all 
language-oriented work on East Timor conducted by your institution is 
in conformity with the laws of the Democratic Republic of East Timor.

For an electronic copy of the document "Language and Linguistics 
Research in East Timor: Government Research Permit Application 
Information", please contact the INL Director of Research and 
Publications, Dr Geoffrey Hull <>

The original Portuguese text of the document is also available on request.

The INL is about to publish electronically its first research bulletin.

Research Bulletin #1 (April 2002) will describe the INL-approved 
ongoing research work on languages of East Timor begun during the 
first year of the Institute's operation.

Please let me know if you would like to subscribe to this bulletin, 
posted twice yearly (April and October) as an electronic attachment, 
and I will add your e-mail address to the list.

Dr Lance Eccles (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Directorado do Instituto Nacional de Lingu�stica
Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosa'e
Avenida Cidade de Lisboa
East Timor

Dr Lance Eccles **
Department of Asian Languages **
Macquarie University **
NSW 2109 **
Australia **
fax +61 2 9797 0003 **
ph +61 2 9850 7023 ** ** **
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