Endangered Language Fund Grants

Published: January 29, 2018

Language Legacies Grant Program: Request for Proposals 2018

Complete RFP can be found here or click on http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/rfp_languagelegacies2018.html.

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and for linguistic fieldwork.  The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics, although projects which have immediate applicability to one group and more distant applicability to the other will also be considered.  Support for publication is a low priority, although it 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: Eligible expenses include consultant fees, equipment, travel, etc.  Overhead is not allowed.  Grants are for a one-year period, though extensions may be applied for.  We expect grants in this round to be less than $4,000, and to average about $2,000.

Eligibility: Language activists and researchers from any country are eligible to apply.  Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs are covered.

Deadline: Applications must be received by March 15th, 2018.  Decisions will be delivered in May, 2018.

Further inquiries can be made to:

The Endangered Language Fund – elf@yale.edu

300 George Street, Suite 900

New Haven, CT 06511 USA

Tel: 203-865-6163

Fax: 203-865-8963