The Endangered Language Documentation Programme provide grants for the linguistic documentation of endangered languages worldwide. Anybody with qualifications in linguistic language documentation can apply and there are no citizenship restrictions. The ELDP does not fund revitalisation projects.
Attention is especially paid to these criteria when evaluating applications:
• the degree of endangerment of the language(s) and the urgency of the documentation
• the nature of the project as a contribution to language documentation
• the training and preparation of the applicant(s) for the proposed project
• the goals of the project and whether they can be realistically achieved
• a clear methodology for project work
• a clear justification of equipment in relation to the methodology
• attention to ethical issues
• attention to archiving and the open access requirement
• clear evidence of institutional support (what the institution will provide for you).
There are four mechanisms of funding: small grants, individual graduate scholarships, postdoctoral fellowships, and major documentation projects.
The grant cycle opens on October 15th and closes on January 15th each year. Notification of results is by June 15th.