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Dynamic Language Infrastructure – Documenting Endangered Languages (DLI-DEL) Fellowships

Fellowships to USA Scholars and
Linguists for Language Research

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and National Science Foundation (NSF)

Deadline Date:

09/30/20 11:59 PM ET

Description:

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Fellowships of up to $60,000 to USA independent scholars, junior scholars, and linguists for language research. Priority will be given to proposals in the area of protecting cultural heritage. Funding is intended to advance and develop scholarly and scientific findings and knowledge concerning endangered human languages.

NEH funding supports fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, archiving, and scholarly analysis of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, databases, peer-reviewed articles, and monographs. DLI-DEL Fellowships prioritize the analysis and publication of highly endangered language corpuses or extinct languages closely related to highly endangered languages. The program aims to leverage advances in information technology and contributes to the development of the next generation of researchers. NEH expects that language documentation resulting from awards will be archived and maintained to ensure its long-term availability.

DLI-DEL Fellowships provide recipients with time for fieldwork to record languages; digital archiving; transcription and annotation; linguistic and ethnographic analysis of findings; and preparation of print or digital research publications. Anticipated products include, but are not limited to, lexicons, grammars, databases, peer-reviewed articles, and monographs.

Competitive submissions employ state-of-the-art documentation methods; embody exceptional research and rigorous analysis; and clearly articulate the level of endangerment of the language or languages to be studied.

NEH is especially interested in supporting projects that advance humanities-related work in the following area: Protecting Cultural Heritage. For more information, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/DEI-DEL%20Fellowships%20FY2021%20NOFO.pdf#page=5.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 191943

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$300,000

Number of Grants:

Estimated Number of Awards: Up to 5

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum stipend is $30,000 for six months and the maximum stipend is $60,000 for twelve months. Maximum award amount $5,000 per month.

Term of Contract:

Period of performance: 6 - 12 months, starting as early as May 1, 2021, but no later than September 1, 2021.

The period of performance must be full-time. If a full-time continuous term is not feasible for you, you may split your term into two separate active periods, each of which must be at least three months in duration. You must complete your fellowship term within two years of your initial month.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

NEH invites applications from individual linguists, linguistic anthropologists, or sociolinguists, and encourages submissions from independent scholars and junior scholars. Applicants should demonstrate a history of collaboration with other scholars and/or community members.

The DLI-DEL Fellowships program accepts applications from individuals who meet the following requirements:
- Citizenship: U.S. citizens, whether they reside inside or outside the United States, are eligible to apply. Foreign nationals who have been living in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years prior to the application deadline are also eligible. Foreign nationals who take up permanent residence outside the United States any time between the application deadline and the end of the period of performance will forfeit their eligibility to hold an award. (Leaving the U.S. on a temporary basis is permitted.)
- Currently enrolled students While applicants need not have advanced degrees, individuals currently enrolled in a degree-granting program are ineligible to apply. Applicants who have satisfied all the requirements for a degree and are awaiting its conferral are eligible for DLI-DEL Fellowships; but such applicants must include a letter from the dean of the conferring school or their department chair attesting to the applicant’s status as of the deadline in Attachment 9: Degree conferral.

Organizations are not eligible to apply on behalf of scholars. DLI-DEL Fellowship awards may not be transferred to the applicant’s institution. If an individual recipient elects to have the fellowship paid through their institution, all NEH funds must be remitted to the individual. The institution may not take an institutional allowance.

An award may not be divided among multiple collaborators.

For funding restrictions, see https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/DEI-DEL%20Fellowships%20FY2021%20NOFO.pdf#page=7 and https://www.neh.gov/sites/default/files/inline-files/DEI-DEL%20Fellowships%20FY2021%20NOFO.pdf#page=18.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A pre-application webinar DLI-DEL Fellowships: What's New and Application Tips will be held on August 31, 2:00 PM, EDT. Please register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3685365473148811023.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- Application available: August 17, 2020
- Application due: September 30, 2020, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time
- Expected notification date: April 30, 2021
- Project start date: May 1, 2021

All applicants to this program must submit their applications via Grants.gov Workspace.

As soon as you know you're ready to apply for this grant, make sure you register for a Grants.gov account as this is vital to the grants process. If you already have registered for an account, make sure it is up to date. NEH strongly recommends that you complete your registration at least two weeks before the application deadline

DEL fellowships are paid in installments and prorated according to the term length. Typically, the first payment is made at the beginning of the term period and subsequent payments are made every third month through the fellowship term.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328724
Register for Grants.gov: https://apply07.grants.gov/apply/register.faces

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If you have questions about the program, contact:
Division of Research Programs
National Endowment for the Humanities
400 Seventh Street, SW
Washington, DC 20506
202-606-8200
fellowships@neh.gov

Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing can contact NEH via Federal Relay (TTY users) at 800-877-8399.

Chief Funding Opportunity Officer: grantmanagement@neh.gov

Grants.gov Applicant Support:
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726
Email: support@grants.gov

CFDA Number:

45.160

Funding or Pin Number:

20200930-FN

URL for Full Text (RFP):

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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