LINGUIST List 8.1553

Wed Oct 29 1997

FYI: Endangered Language Fund grants

Editor for this issue: Brett Churchill <>


  1. whalen, Request for Proposals, Endangered Lg. Fund

Message 1: Request for Proposals, Endangered Lg. Fund

Date: Wed, 29 Oct 1997 15:24:18 -0500
From: whalen <>
Subject: Request for Proposals, Endangered Lg. Fund

 The Endangered Language Fund, a US nonprofit corporation, invites 
native communities and linguists to submit proposals for grants to 
work with endangered languages. These grants are made possible by the 
generosity of our members.
 The instructions are self-contained, but if there are any further 
questions, please write:

		Request for Proposals, Endangered Language Fund

 The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance
and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which
serves the native community and the field of linguistics immediately. Work
which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to
the other will also be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority,
although they will be considered. 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 in our funding decisions. 
 Eligible expenses include travel, tapes, films, consultant fees, etc. 
Grants are normally for one year periods, though extensions may be applied
for. We expect grants in this round to be less than $2,000 in size. 


 There is no form, but the information requested below should be 
printed (on one side only) and four copies sent to:
 Endangered Language Fund, Inc.
 Department of Linguistics
 Yale University
 New Haven, CT 06520
Applications must be mailed in. No e-mail or fax applications will be 

If you have any questions, please write to the same address or email to:

 Please provide the following information for the primary researcher 
(and other researchers, if any): Name, address, telephone numbers, email 
address (if any), Social Security number (if U.S. citizen), place
and date of birth, present position, education, and native language. State
previous experience and/or publications that are relevant. 
 Beginning on a separate page, please provide a description of the
project. This should normally take less than two pages, single spaced. Be 
detailed about the type of material that is to be collected and/or produced, 
and the value it will have to the native community (including relatives and 
descendants who do not speak the language) and to linguistic science. Give a 
brief description of the state of endangerment of the language in question. 
 On a separate page, prepare an itemized budget that lists expected 
costs for the project. Estimates are acceptable, but they must be realistic. 
Please translate the amounts into US dollars. List other sources of support 
you are currently receiving or expect to receive and other applications that 
relate to the current one. 
 Two letters of support are recommended, but not required. Note that
these letters must arrive on or before the deadline in order to be considered.
If more than two letters are sent, only the first two received will be


 A researcher can be primary investigator on only one proposal.


 Applications must be received by APRIL 20th, 1998. Decisions will be
delivered by the end of May, 1998.


 Receipt of application will be made by email if an email address is
given. Otherwise, the applicant must include a self-addressed post-card
in order to receive the acknowledgment.


 Before receiving any funds, university-based applicants must show that 
they have met with their university's human subjects' committee requirements. 
Tribal- or other-based applicants must provide equivalent assurance that proper
protocols are being used.
 If a grant is made and accepted, the recipient is required to provide
the Endangered Language Fund with a short formal report of the project and to 
provide the Fund with copies of all publications resulting from materials
obtained with the assistance of the grant. 

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