FEL Call for Proposals for 2004

Nicholas Ostler nostler at CHIBCHA.DEMON.CO.UK
Tue Nov 25 10:53:11 UTC 2003

The Foundation for Endangered Languages is now accepting proposals
for projects of work that will support, enable or assist the
documentation, protection or promotion of one or more endangered

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.

Form for Submissions
There is a form that defines the content of appropriate proposals,
which is accessible at the Foundation's website:
It may also be obtained from me at the address below.

All proposals must be submitted in this form, to ensure comparability.

The time-limit for proposals in the current round will be 18 January
2004.  By that date, proposals and supporting testimonials must reach
me at the address below.

The FEL Committee will announce its decision before the 31st of March 2003.

Here are four points to note especially, the first two of them new this year.

1. The form now contains a new question, enquiring on the potential
for further work, after completion of a first grant.  This material
will serve both to support the current application in the selection
process, and also to provide the Foundation with arguments in their
quest for further funds to supplement existing projects in the future.
2. Where possible, work undertaken within endangered language
communities themselves will be preferred in the selection.  FEL is
prepared to comment on draft proposals from communities or community
linguists, 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 31 December 2003.
3. The Foundation's funds remain extremely limited and it is not anticipated
that - in the first instance - any award will be greater than US
$1,000. Smaller proposals stand a better chance of funding.
4. The Foundation for Endangered Languages (FEL) is a separate from
ELF, the Endangered Language Fund (www.haskins.yale.edu). It is
perfectly  possible (and has indeed occurred in the past) that the
same project can beÊ partially funded by both FEL and ELF.

                        Nicholas  Ostler
              Foundation for Endangered Languages
		UK Registered Charity 1070616

              Batheaston Villa,  172 Bailbrook Lane
              Bath           BA1 7AA        England
              +44-1225-85-2865 fax +44-1225-85-9258
                   nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk

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