· Fulbright Scholar Program Web Site
Fulbright grants are made to U.S. citizens and nationals of other countries for a variety of educational activities, primarily university lecturing, advanced research, graduate study and teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
· NSF Faculty Early Development Career grants
The CAREER program recognizes and supports the early career-development activities of those teacher-scholars who are most likely to become the academic leaders of the 21st century.
· NSF Minority Post-Doctoral Fellowship
NSF offers a two-year postdoctoral research and training fellowship in the social and behavioral sciences primarily for underrepresented minority scientists within four years of receipt of their doctoral degree. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawfully admitted permanent residents and recipients of the doctoral degree within the past 4 years. The postdoctoral fellowships are designed to permit Fellows to choose a sponsoring scientist and a research and training environment most beneficial to their scientific development. Applications are due the 1st Monday of December. For additional information, see the NSF Program Announcement 00-139 at http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf00139 . The contact for the program is John Perhonis (firstname.lastname@example.org) (703-2927279).
· SEALINKS Project
The SEALINKS Project is a new ERC-funded project that aims to better understand the origins and development of early seafaring activity in the Indian Ocean. Its aim is to tackle the complex prehistory of the Indian Ocean through a multidisciplinary approach that includes historical linguistics, archaeology, molecular genetics, and anthropology. It is offering 3 PhD studentships, the first in historical linguistics.
· Sociological Initiatives Foundation
The Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support research and social action projects. Areas of interests include but are not limited to social justice, social welfare, human rights, literacy, language learning and use, dialect use and curricular issues in teaching second languages and non-native languages. The Foundation is also interested in supporting research by sociologists and linguists whose work may provide practical docoumentation of initiatives that may be useful to communities. Application Deadline is September. Complete guidelines are available at http://www.grantsmanagement.com/sifguide.html. For more information, contact Prentice Zinn at email@example.com or 617-426-7172.
· Telecommunications Grants from the U. S. Department of Commerce
Assists state and local governments, educational and health care entities, libraries, public service agencies, and other groups in effectively using telecommunications and information technologies to better provide public services and advance other national goals.
· Utilika Foundation
Utilika Foundation was established in 2004 to advance the philosophy, science, and technology of communication and collaboration among diverse human and artificial agents. The foundation has decided to focus on strategies that adapt natural languages to achieve ambiguity-controlled and automatically tractable meaning representation and communication in the Semantic Web and other world-scale human-machine multiagent systems. During early 2005, the foundation is seeking an institution to serve as the target of the foundation's support and the site of the supported work. The support available to this institutional partner will be in the range of $2 million to $3 million. Details are at the foundation's Web site. (Related keywords: controlled natural language, disambiguation, interlingua-based machine translation, language design, human-computer interaction, knowledge representation, ontology, Semantic Web, multiagent systems.)