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Call For Applications: Endangered Languages Documentation Programme Grant Round 2024 Now Open

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) provides grants for the documentation of endangered languages globally. ELDP especially welcomes applications from documenters from language communities, local scholars and students from the country where the language is spoken, as well as collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. There are no restrictions on nationality or host institution, language documenters of any nationality to undertake projects in any part of the world with our funding.

ELDP offers the grant types below:

Small Grants (SG): up to 10,000 Euros for up to 12 months

Individual Graduate Scholarships (IGS): support for PhD students for up to 36 months, including a stipend for living expenses (no salary and no tuition) and fieldwork expenses

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowships (IPF): support for early career scholars for up to 24 months, including salary and fieldwork expenses, up to 250,000 Euros

Major Documentation Projects (MDP): any project over 10,000 Euros, lasting up to 36 months, for a maximum of 300,000 Euros

Legacy Materials Grants (LMG): up to 10,000 Euros to support the digitization and archiving of existing analogue language recordings is at risk of loss or damage

See our grant type descriptions for full details and eligibility criteria.

Visit our project pages for the types of projects we have funded since 2002 and the Endangered Languages Archive for the resulting digital collections.

Applications must be completed and submitted via our online application system.

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