NSF Dynamic Language Infrastructure - NEH Documenting Endangered Languages

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Next deadline: Sep 15, 2022

Later deadlines: Feb 15, 2023, Sep 15, 2023, Feb 15, 2024, Sep 15, 2024, Feb 15, 2025, Sep 15, 2025, Feb 15, 2026

Grant amount: Up to US $450,000

Fields of work: Linguistics

Applicant type: Indigenous Group, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States


NOTE: Submissions are due by 5 p.m. submitter's local time on the following dates:

  • Submission Deadline for Senior Research Proposals and Conferences
    • November 18, 2020
  • Submission Deadline for Senior Research Proposals and Conferences
    • February 15, 2021
    • February 15 annually thereafter
  • Submission Deadline for Senior Research Proposals and Conferences
    • September 15, 2021
    • September 15 annually thereafter
  • 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, please refer to Chapter II. D.7 of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide.

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 dynamic language infrastructure in the context of endangered human languages—languages that are both understudied and at risk of falling out of use. Made urgent by the imminent loss of roughly half of the approximately 7,000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in human-language 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, documentation and analysis, and archiving of endangered language data, 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 and conference proposals. Fellowship support will remain available but will be administered by NEH. 

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This page was last reviewed March 08, 2022 and last updated September 07, 2020