The Endangered Language Fund: Language Legacies Grant Program
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 funding decisions.
Amount: Grants are expected to be $4,000 or less and to average at 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. If the applicant is not from the community whose language is the topic of the proposal, a letter from the community expressing support for the project is required.
Note: Many languages are covered by a different grant program and are not eligible for the Language Legacies program. Please refer to the Fund’s website to view the listings of eligible and ineligible languages.
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