LINGUIST List 8.1687

Mon Nov 24 1997

FYI: NSF funding opportunity, Endangered lang fund

Editor for this issue: Brett Churchill <>


  1. pchapin, New NSF funding opportunity
  2. whalen, Endangered Lg Fund Founders' Circle

Message 1: New NSF funding opportunity

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 97 13:17:26 EST
From: pchapin <>
Subject: New NSF funding opportunity

A new funding opportunity at the U. S. National Science Foundation may 
be of interest to some readers.

Two NSF Programs - the Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics 
Program in the Divison of Social, Behavioral, and Economic Research, 
and the Statistics and Probability Program in the Division of 
Mathematical Sciences - have announced a joint competition for a 
limited number of mid-career research fellowships in the social, 
behavioral, economic, and statistical sciences. The objective of this 
funding opportunity is to facilitate the development of innovative 
methods and models for understanding complex social and behavioral 
science phenomena. 

Awards will cover release time and related expenses so that successful 
investigators can spend an extended period of time at a host 
institution immersing themselves in an area of study outside their 
current areas of expertise. For example, a statistician interested in 
developing methods for population projection may elect to spend the 
fellowship period in the Sociology Department on his home campus. 
Likewise, a psychologist interested in modeling learning behavior may 
select as a host location a Statistics Department at a distant 
institution. For the purposes of this announcement, the host location 
may be a different institution from the investigator's home 
institution or a different department within the home institution.

Any qualified researcher may submit a proposal through normal 
institutional channels at either the home or host institution. To be 
qualified, the researcher must be employed at a U.S. institution and 
must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the social, 
behavioral, economic, or statistical sciences. Although applications 
may be submitted from researchers at any level beyond the Ph.D., NSF 
especially encourages the submission of proposals from senior 
(post-tenure) researchers.

The announcement is NSF 98-18 and is available on the NSF website 
< >. The closing date 
for applications is March 1, 1998.

Paul Chapin, NSF
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Message 2: Endangered Lg Fund Founders' Circle

Date: Mon, 24 Nov 1997 17:24:47 -0500
From: whalen <>
Subject: Endangered Lg Fund Founders' Circle

 As the end of our first year of activity nears, The Endangered
Language Fund would like to remind readers of the list that there is still
time to join the Founders' Circle. The Founders' Circle recognizes those
individuals and groups who join the Fund at the Sustaining level in our
first year of operation. The Sustaining level begins with donations of
$500 or more. Members of the Founders' Circle will be considered Sustaining
members for life, and will enjoy the benefits of that level, including: 

 receipt of the ELF Newsletter
 discounts with various publishers
 easier ability to serve on various ELF boards
 a tape, videotape, transcript or other language artifact from the 
 previous year's results

 At the end of 1997, membership in the Founder's circle will be 
closed. To commemorate our first anniversary, and to thank the members of the
Founders' Circle, each member will receive a plaque honoring their
 Please consider this important early contribution to help
preserve endangered languages.

 The Endangered Language Fund is a U.S. nonprofit organization
dedicated to the support of language maintenance programs, the scientific
study of endangered languages, and the sharing of results of those efforts
with the native communities and the scholarly world. The Fund dispersed
$10,000 in grants this past year (see LINGUIST List, Vol-8-1553 for
details). It is only through the generosity of our members that we are
able to do this work. 

 Memberships are also welcome at our other levels.
* Supporting members ($100 and up) receive the newsletter and the
 publisher discounts. 
* Members ($50) receive the newsletter. 
* Friends of the Fund may donate any amount.

 Donations are tax-deductible on U.S. tax returns.
Checks (in U.S. dollars) or charges to MasterCard or Visa (including
name as it appears on the card, card number, expiration date, and
signature) can be sent to:
 Endangered Language Fund
 Dept. of Linguistics
 Yale University
 New Haven, CT 06520

visit our web site:
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