Endangered Language Fund Request for Proposals 2008
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Endangered Language Fund
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, 2008
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
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.
Applications must be received by APRIL 21st, 2008. Decisions will be
delivered by the end of May, 2008.
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 at endangeredlanguagefund.org
Applications must be submitted electronically. No mail or fax
applications will be accepted. If you have any questions, please
write to our address (300 George St., Suite 900, New Haven, CT 06511,
USA) or email to: elf at endangeredlanguagefund.org
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.)
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.
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. These can
be included in the electonric file. Note that these letters, if sent
separately, must arrive on or before the deadline (April 21st, 2008)
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 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.
Further enquires can be made to:
The Endangered Language Fund
300 George Street, Suite 900
New Haven, CT 06511 USA
elf at endangeredlanguagefund.org
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