The Endangered Language Fund Grants

Deadline: 20 April 2012
Open to: Researchers and language activists from any country
Grant: Less than $4,000 in size, and to average about $2,000


The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics. Work which has immediate applicability to one group and more distant application to the other will also be considered. Publishing subventions are a low priority, although they 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.


Researchers and language activists from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs are covered.


The grant is designed to cover consultant fees, tapes, films, travel, etc. Overhead is not allowed. Grants are normally for a one year period, though extensions may be applied for. The grants in this round are expected to be less than $4,000 in size, and to average about $2,000.


Applications must be received by April 20th, 2012. Decisions will be delivered by the end of May, 2012.

There is no form, but the information requested on the official page should be included in the first page of an electronic document, preferably a PDF file. Email the single file containing all the material to:

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

For more information, please consult The Official Website.

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