Endangered Language Fund Request for Proposals

Doug Whalen whalen at alvin.haskins.yale.edu
Sat Nov 23 20:16:57 UTC 2002


  The Endangered Language, thanks to the generosity of its members, is
once again able to offer small grants for work on endangered
languages.  This announcement contains all the information you will
need to apply.
Doug Whalen DhW


Request for Proposals, 2003
Endangered Language Fund
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.
Grants are normally for one year periods, 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.
HOW TO APPLY - PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF ADDRESS
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
Dept. of Linguistics
Yale University
P. O. Box 208366
New Haven, CT  06520-8366
USA
The street address for express mail services is:
The Endangered Language Fund
Department of Linguistics
370 Temple Street
Yale University
New Haven, CT  06511
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: elf at haskins.yale.edu
REQUIRED INFORMATION:
COVER 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 phone and email if possible.)
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (if U.S. citizen)
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 21st, 2003) 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.
DEADLINE
Applications must be received by APRIL 21st, 2003.  Decisions will be
delivered by the end of May, 2003.
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.
FURTHER ENQUIRIES can be made to:
The Endangered Language Fund
Dept. of Linguistics
Yale University
P. O. Box 208366
New Haven, CT  06520-8366
USA
Tel:  203-432-2450
FAX:  203-432-4087
elf at haskins.yale.edu
http://www.ling.yale.edu/~elf

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Doug Whalen (whalen at haskins.yale.edu)
Haskins Laboratories
270 Crown St.
New Haven, CT 06511
203-865-6163, ext. 234
FAX:  203-865-8963
http://www.haskins.yale.edu/
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