FEL Grants: CALL FOR PROPOSALS 2007
nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk
Tue Jan 9 13:11:39 UTC 2007
Foundation for Endangered Languages: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
The Foundation for Endangered Languages is now accepting proposals for
projects of work that will support, enable or assist the protection or
promotion of one or more endangered languages. These endangered
languages may be anywhere in the world.
Deadline: February 28, 2007
The Foundation for Endangered Languages is committed to raising
awareness of endangered languages and supporting revitalisation and
preservation of endangered languages through all channels and media. The
Foundation awards grants to projects that further its aims as and when
the funds permit. The Foundation's funds remain extremely limited this
year and only an exceptional award will be greater than US $1,000.
Smaller proposals stand a better chance of funding
Research projects that focus on the revitalisation of the endangered
languages and support of the use of endangered languages in community
life (home, school, education, cultural and economic life) will be given
priority. Projects restricted to language documentation will not be
eligible for funding this year.
Please pass on this announcement to your friends and colleagues in
endangered-language communities who may not have access to Ogmios, the
Internet or e-mail.
**Format for Submissions:
Applicants must submit a short “Case for Support” and a Application
Form. Guidance on how to write a Case, and fill out the form, is
accessible at the Foundation's website: - http://www.ogmios.org/grant.htm
The Case for Support (CS) and Application Form (AF) are best submitted
as Word files attached to an e-mail message sent to
FEL at chibcha.demon.co.uk <mailto:FEL at chibcha.demon.co.uk> and
hakimelnazar at yahoo.com <mailto:hakimelnazar at yahoo.com>
Non-ascii text should be in some form of Unicode. The two files should
be named "languageCS.doc" and "languageAF.doc", substituting the name of
the language to be studied for 'language'.
Copies printed on paper will also be accepted as an alternative. In
general, it is not necessary to send a hard copy of an electronic
proposal for confirmation, but FEL may request this if there are major
difficulties in reading the file.
All proposals must be submitted in this format, to ensure comparability.
Unless agreed with me in advance in writing, all proposals must be in
The time-limit for proposals will be February 28, 2007. By that date,
full proposals (consisting of Case for Support and Application Form)
must reach FEL at the address below. All proposals received will be
acknowledged on receipt.
The FEL Committee will announce its decision by 31st March 2007.
** Comments on Draft Proposals:
FEL tries to keep its procedures as simple as possible. But it
recognizes that they may be especially taxing for those without training
in a western university. In the case of proposals from communities or
community linguists, FEL is prepared to comment on drafts, and suggest
weaknesses and potential remedies (without prejudice) before the
selection. Such draft proposals - clearly marked "DRAFT" - should reach
FEL as soon as possible, and no later than February 1, 2007.
This commenting service is simply offered in order to help: it is never
required to submit such a draft. If draft applications are received
from applicants who are judged not to be members of endangered language
communities or such communities' designated linguists, they may be
re-classified as final applications, at FEL’s discretion.
Chairman, Foundation for Endangered Languages
Registered Charity: England and Wales 1070616
172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath, BA1 7AA, England
nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk
The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) is not the same as ELF,
the Endangered Language Fund (http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/
<http://www.haskins.yale.edu/>). However, it is perfectly possible (and
has indeed occurred in the past) that the same project be partially
funded by both FEL and ELF.
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