[lg policy] Research funding available

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jul 21 16:27:21 UTC 2009

LINGUIST List 20.2529 Fri Jul 17 2009

FYI: Notice of Funding for Language Research

Funding for Research that Supports Social Change

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $10,000 to
$20,000 to support research that supports social change.

The Foundation supports research that focuses on:
- Linguistic issues (e.g. literacy, language loss and maintenance, language
policy, national security, bilingualism, language and gender, language and
law, language disabilities, language and health, language and education,
different language cultures).
- Social policy objectives
- Institutional and educational practices
- Legislative and regulatory changes
- Development of community capacity and organization of previously
unorganized groups

A Systems Change Emphasis: The Foundation supports projects that address
institutional rather than individual or behavioral change and/or research
and initiatives that provide insight into sociological and linguistic
issues that may be useful to specific groups and or communities.

Linking Research to Community Action: It supports projects that have an
explicit research design and a concrete connection to public or community

Strengthening Organizations and Advancing the Field: The research should
ideally build an organization or constituency's potential to expand public
knowledge, impact policy, and create social change.

Some examples of desired applicants are:
- Academic-community partnerships.
- Advocacy or community groups that conduct research that can withstand
challenge in academic and policy arenas.
- Academics that organize or link to a constituency through their research.

Complete guidelines and the on-line concept application for the August 15, 2009
deadline are available at:


Contact Prentice Zinn at pzinngmafoundations.com or 617-391-3091 x 307 if
you have questions after reviewing the funding guidelines.


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