Documenting Endangered Languages
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Updated guidelines will be posted in advance of the next deadline. In the meantime, please use these guidelines to get a sense of what is involved in assembling an application.
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The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program is a partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an estimated half of the 6,000-7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology. Awards support fieldwork and other activities relevant to recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases.
Applications are submitted to NSF for review. Upon completion of the review process, the administration of awards is conducted separately by NEH or NSF.
When available, the DEL notice of funding opportunity and instructions will be available on the National Science Foundation's website.
As soon as you know you're ready to apply for this grant, make sure you register for a SAM number/DUNS number. If you already have registered for these items, make sure they are up to date.
Begin by reading the full grant guidelines and studying the application. The files are linked below. You want to ensure you understand all the expectations and restrictions for projects delivered under this grant and are prepared to write the most effective application.