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LINGUIST List 18.49

Wed Jan 10 2007

FYI: Endangered Language Fund: Request for Proposals

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        1.    Nick Emlen, Endangered Language Fund: Request for Proposals


Message 1: Endangered Language Fund: Request for Proposals
Date: 26-Dec-2006
From: Nick Emlen <emlenhaskins.yale.edu>
Subject: Endangered Language Fund: Request for Proposals


Endangered Language Fund
Request for Proposals, 2007

www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/request.html
emlenhaskins.yale.edu

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and
linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which
serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. 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. Proposals can originate in any
country. 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 consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc.
Overhead is not allowed. Grants are normally for a one year period, though
extensions may be applied for. We expect grants in this round to be less
than $4,000 in size, and to average about $2,000.

DEADLINE
Applications must be received by April 20th, 2007. Decisions will be
delivered by the end of May, 2007.

HOW TO APPLY
There is no form, but the information requested below should be printed (on
one side only) and FOUR COPIES sent to:
The Endangered Language Fund
300 George Street, Suite 900
New Haven, CT 06511

This address is valid both for regular mail and for express mail services.

Applications must be mailed in. No e-mail or fax applications will be
accepted. Please note that regular mail, especially from abroad, can take
up to four weeks. If you have any questions, please write to the same
address or email to: elfhaskins.yale.edu

REQUIRED INFORMATION

COVER PAGE
The first page should contain:
-Title of the project
-Amount requested
-Name of language and country in which it is spoken
-Name of primary researcher
-Address of primary researcher (include phone and email if possible.)
-Place and date of birth
-Present position, education, and native language(s).
-Previous experience and/or publications that are relevant.

Include the same information for collaborating researchers if any. This
information may continue on the next page.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
Beginning on a separate page, provide a description of the project. This
should normally take two pages, single spaced, but the maximum is five
pages. 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.

BUDGET
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.

LETTER OF SUPPORT
Two letters of support are recommended, but not required. Note that these
letters, if sent separately, must arrive on or before the deadline (April
20th, 2007) in order to be considered. If more than two letters are sent,
only the first two received will be read.

LIMIT TO ONE PROPOSAL
A researcher can be primary researcher on only one proposal.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RECEIPT
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.

IF A GRANT IS AWARDED
Before receiving any funds, university-based applicants must show that they
have met the requirements of their university's human subjects' committee.
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 audio and video recordings made with
ELF funds, accompanying transcriptions, as well as publications resulting
from materials obtained with the assistance of the grant.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

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