Nicholas Ostler 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 

** Deadline:

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.

Nicholas Ostler

Chairman, Foundation for Endangered Languages

Registered Charity: England and Wales 1070616
172 Bailbrook Lane, Bath, BA1 7AA, England
nostler at chibcha.demon.co.uk
http://www.ogmios.org <http://www.ogmios.org/>


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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