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The Endangered Language Fund - 2011

 

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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

Researchers and language activists 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 April 20th, 2011. Decisions will be delivered by the end of May, 2011.

 

HOW TO APPLY

There is no form, but the information requested below should be included in the first page of an electronic document, preferably a PDF file. Email the single file containing all the material to: elf@endangeredlanguagefund.org

 

Applications must be submitted electronically. No mail or fax applications will be accepted. If you have any questions, please write to 300 George St., Suite 900, New Haven, CT 06511, USA or email to: elf@endangeredlanguagefund.org

 

REQUIRED INFORMATIONCOVER PAGE


The first page should contain:

 

·        Title of the project

·        Name of language and country in which it is spoken

·        Name of primary researcher

·        Address of primary researcher (include email and, if possible, phone.)

·        Amount requested

·        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. Special consideration will be given to projects that involve children. 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. Eligible expenses include consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc. Overhead (indirect) costs are not allowed. 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. These can be included in the electonric file or sent separately. Note that these letters, if sent separately, must arrive on or before the deadline (April 21st, 2011) 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 acknowledged by email.

 

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.


The NGO Funding Consultant

SUDESH KUMAR FOUNDATION

Email: ngo.consultant@sudeshkumar.net

  http://ngo.sudeshkumar.org

 

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