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National Science Foundation (NSF) - Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)

Amount Note:

Senior Research Projects: Approximately 12-25 Standard or Continuing Grants per year ranging from $12,000 to $150,000 for one to three years. Fellowships: Up to five; $4,200 per month for awards lasting from six to twelve months; the maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month tenure period.

Eligibility Note:

No citizenship restrictions apply for Senior Research Grants. For Fellowships, US citizens and foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the proposal deadline are eligible to apply. 

This funding partnership between the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding will be available in the form of one- to three-year senior research grants as well as fellowships from six to twelve months.

Last Updated On: 2018-02-21

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