Grants through The Endangered Language Fund

Deadline: 10 April 2016
Open to: language activists and researchers from all the world
Grants: funding is determined on a project


The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and for linguistic fieldwork. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics, although projects which have immediate applicability to one group and more distant applicability to the other will also be considered.

Support for publication is a low priority, although it will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in our funding decisions.


Beginning on a separate page, provide a description of the project. This should normally take two pages, single spaced, but the maximum is four pages. Your description should include:

  • A brief description of the state of endangerment of the language in question;
  • Assessment of the state of support for the language (tribal budgets, immersion schools, elder gatherings, etc.);
  • Details about the type of material that is to be collected and/or produced.


Eligible expenses include consultant fees, equipment, travel etc. Administrative (overhead, indirect) costs are not allowed. Estimates are acceptable, but they must be realistic. Please translate the amounts into US dollars.

How to Apply?

  1. Fill out the cover page form;
  2. Create a PDF of your application, which should include all of the information requested below;
  3. Email your Cover Page and application to [email protected].

Applications must be submitted electronically. No mail or fax applications will be accepted. If you have any questions, please write to (300 George St., Suite 900, New Haven, CT 06511, USA) or email at [email protected].

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