Funding Opportunity: Documenting Endangered Languages (NSF)

Deadline for Applications: August 31, 2016

Title: Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) NSF 16-576
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Amount: Varies

Description: 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.

How to Apply: Contact your departmental Grants and Contracts Specialist of Vanessa Lopez (volopez@austin.utexas.edu) in Liberal Arts Grants Services by August 31.

More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816