Documenting Endangered Languages
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program awarded $3.7 million in 2013 for 28 projects to preserve and protect endangered languages. For more detailed information about the 2013 DEL portfolio see: http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/2013_DEL_Awards.pdf.
Full Proposal Deadline Date: October 6, 2014
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 for up to twelve months and doctoral dissertation research improvement grants for up to 24 months.
This program provides educational opportunities for
Individuals interested in applying for funding should see the program guidelines above.
What Has Been Funded (Recent Awards Made Through This Program, with Abstracts)
Map of Recent Awards Made Through This Program