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Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)

Grant Opportunities

Full Proposal Deadline:
(due by 5 p.m. submitter’s local time) November 19, 2018

Submission Deadline for Senior Research Proposals, Conferences, and Fellowships Only:
September 16, 2019
September 15, Annually Thereafter

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General Information

Program Title:
Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL)
data, infrastructure and computational methods

Synopsis of Program:
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, fellowships from six to twelve months, and conference proposals. Note: a conference proposal should generally be submitted at least a year in advance of the scheduled date of the conference. For additional information about creating and submitting conference proposals to the DEL program, please refer to Chapter II. D.7 of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.