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Find a Fellowship

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AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
April

http://www.international.ucla.edu/china/article.asp?parentid=105857

The program will offer up to fifteen scholarships to students at universities in the Association of American Universities (AAU) for study in China. Scholarships will be awarded competitively to graduating undergraduate seniors for one or more years of study at a Chinese university at the Master's or doctoral level. Scholarships are available for up to two years of Master's study, and up to three years of doctoral study for students with a Master's degree or equivalent. Students applying for the scholarships must be available to begin their scholarship programs in the fall semester. Before beginning their academic programs, scholarship recipients may be provided one to two years of remedial Chinese language studies in China, depending on the initial language ability of those students. Student proposals leading to the completion of a degree are encouraged but not required.

In addition to Master's and Doctoral awards, scholarships are also available for study at the bachelor's level. The AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program is targeted to AAU university undergraduate seniors interested in graduate study at a Chinese university, but the program is also open to undergraduate students who would like to study at a Chinese university as an undergraduate for one or more years. The overall program is designed to be a flexible program that will meet students' needs and interests.

The scholarship program will cover tuition and fees, provide dormitory housing and a living allowance. Scholarship students will be required to meet the cost of travel to and from China.

The China Scholarship Council will select scholarship recipients from the pool of applicants from AAU universities. Applicants can name three Chinese universities as their preferred institutions for their program of study

Applications should be submitted by the deadline to AAU at the following address:

AAU/Chinese Scholarship Program
Association of American Universities
1200 New York Avenue, NW, Suite 550
Washington, DC  20005

AAU will transmit the applications to the Chinese embassy, which will review the applications to see that eligibility requirements are met. The Embassy will then transmit the applications to the China Scholarship Council, which will carry out the formal selection process.

Asia, China
Amelia Earhart Fellowship Program
November

http://www.zonta.org/WhatWeDo/InternationalPrograms/AmeliaEarhartFellowship.aspx

The Zonta International Amelia Earhart Fellowships were established in 1938 in honor of Amelia Earhart, famed pilot and member of the Zonta Clubs of Boston and New York. The Fellowships are made annually to women pursuing graduate PhD/doctoral degrees in aerospace-related sciences and engineering.

aerospace, science, women
American Association of University Women
November

www.aauw.org/fga/awards/index.cfm

One of the world's largest sources of funding exclusively for graduate women, the AAUW Educational Foundation supports aspiring scholars around the globe, teachers and activists in local communities, women at critical stages of their careers, and those pursuing professions where women are underrepresented. The grants are available to US citizens for study in the US and abroad and to international students for study in the US. You will find information about the programs, deadlines, and application materials at the AAUW homepage.

American Fellowships support women doctoral candidates completing dissertations and scholars seeking funds for postdoctoral research leave or for preparing completed research for publication. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. One-year postdoctoral research leave fellowships, dissertation fellowships, and summer/short-term research publication grants are offered.

Career Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor's degree and who are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or re-enter the work force. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Community Action Grants provide seed money to individual women, AAUW branches and AAUW state organizations, as well as local community-based nonprofit organizations for innovative programs or non-degree research projects that promote education and equity for women and girls. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

International Fellowships are awarded for full-time graduate or postgraduate study or research to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

Selected Professions Fellowships are awarded to women who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents and who intend to pursue a full-time course of study (during the fellowship year) in designated degree programs where women's participation traditionally has been low.

American Institute for Economic Research: Summer Fellowship Program
March

http://www.aier.org/fellowships

The Institute awards a dozen or more Summer Fellowships each year to students who will be entering a doctoral program in economics or affiliated program (e.g., law and economics, economic history, etc.). They also consider applications from those students enrolled in such programs for no more than two years. The program is not designed for students wishing to pursue graduate work in a business school program (e.g. MBA). Summer Fellows come to the Institute for a four-week period of study and are provided with room and board plus a $300 per week stipend.

economics, graduate
Asian Cultural Council Fellowships
November

http://www.asianculturalcouncil.org/

The Asian Cultural Council supports cultural exchange between Asia and the United States in the performing and visual arts, primarily by providing individual fellowship grants to artists, scholars, students, and specialists from Asia for study, research, travel and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also awarded to Americans engaged in similar activities in Asia and to arts organizations and educational institutions for specific projects of particular significance to Asian-American cultural exchange. In addition, the Council awards a small number of grants in support of regional exchange activities within Asia.

The ACC's geographic purview covers an extensive area of Asia ranging from Afghanistan to Japan. Because the Council's grant funds are limited, however, priority consideration is currently being given to applicants from that area of Southeast and East Asia extending eastward from Myanmar through Japan.

Grants are made in the following fields: archaeology, architecture (design, theory, and history), art history, art and architectural conservation, crafts, dance, film, museology, music, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, theater, and video.

Asian Art and Religion Fellowship Program
This fellowship program focusing on the relationship between the artistic and religious traditions of Asia was established with an endowment gift from Laurance S. Rockefeller. The program enables American scholars, specialists, and artists to conduct research and undertake projects in Asia involving the interdisciplinary analysis of religion and the arts.

The Council awards up to five research fellowships or travel grants each year through this program. Asian Art and Religion Fellowships have supported research in India on the iconography of Hindu deities, in Indonesia on the relationship between tantric religious thought and masked performance, and in Thailand on Buddhist architecture of northern Thailand.

Humanities Fellowship Program
Intended primarily to support American scholars and graduate students, the Council's Humanities Fellowship Program was initiated with a challenge grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and matching funds from The JDR 3rd Fund and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The program assists American scholars, doctoral students, and specialists in the humanities to undertake research, training, and study in Asia in the following fields: archaeology; conservation; museology; and the theory, history, and criticism of architecture, art, dance, film, music, photography, and theater.

Fellowship grants range in duration from one to nine months. The program also supports American and Asian scholars participating in international conferences, exhibitions, visiting professorships, and similar projects.

Japan-United States Arts Program
The Japan-United States Arts Program of the ACC provides grants to individuals and institutions in Japan and the United States for exchange activities that encourage the study and understanding of Japanese art and culture. This program is made possible with funds contributed by the Seibu Saison Group and provided to the ACC through an endowment gift from the Japan Foundation. Since 1989, the Saison Foundation has contributed annual supplementary funding for the program, and additional support is provided through the ACC's Blanchette H. Rockefeller Fellowship Fund in Japan.

Individual fellowship grants enable Japanese artists, scholars, and specialists to travel to the United States for research, observation, and creative work and allow their American counterparts to visit Japan for similar purposes. The Council also provides limited assistance for performances, exhibitions, and other projects of unusual importance for the development of Japanese-American cultural exchange. In 2005, the program supported thirteen individuals and fourteen institutional projects.

Philippines Fellowship Program
The Philippines Fellowship Program of the Asian Cultural Council was formally inaugurated in 2000 in association with the ACC Philippines Foundation, a new foundation established in Manila to collaborate with the ACC in raising funds and making grants for Philippines-U.S. cultural exchange. Through the ACC Philippines Foundation a range of donors in both countries are contributing to the Philippines Fellowship Program, which emphasizes support for artists, scholars, and specialists from the Philippines undertaking research, study, and creative work in the United States. Some grants are also made to Americans pursuing similar activities in the Philippines and to institutions engaged in Philippines-U.S. or Philippines-Asia exchange projects.

Beinecke Fellowship

foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/beinecke/

The Beinecke Fellowship promises to contribute $30,000 towards a students doctoral degree in the arts, humanities, or social science. Students need to show not only that -- as a college junior -- they are already an outstanding scholar-in-the-making, but also that they have a very clear idea of the problems they hope to tackle in their graduate research. Students must be nominated by the university to receive this fellowship.

Clinical Bioethics Fellowships
December

http://www.bioethics.nih.gov/education/index.shtml

The fellowship is offered to seniors or graduates planning to pursue MD, JD, or PhD degrees. Fellows conduct research in medical ethics consultations, review research protocols, and take part in bioethics seminars, and other educational opportunities at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The Department of Bioethics is committed to clinical teaching, consultation, and research. Fellows will participate in the activities and intellectual life of the department, and study ethical issues related to the conduct of research, clinical practice, and health policy. Fellows will conduct their research under the guidance of the senior faculty, participate in weekly bioethics seminars, case conferences, ethics consultations, and IRB deliberations, and have access to multiple educational opportunities at NIH.

Post-doctoral application: Dec. 31, 2012. Post-baccalaureate/pre-doctoral application: Jan. 15, 2013

bioethics, ethics, law, medicine
Evolving Earth Student Grant Program
March

http://www.evolvingearth.org/evolvingearthgrants/grantsmain.htm

The mission of the Evolving Earth Foundation is to support education and research in the earth sciences. This program provides grants to support college student research in the earth sciences. The emphasis will be on research topics that relate to the mission and priorities of the foundation. A total of 10 grants per year are available, for amounts of up to $3000 per grant. Undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral researchers at accredited U.S. colleges and universities or research institutions are eligible to apply for grants.

earth sciences
Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships
November

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/pga/fordfellowships/

The Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowships seek to increase the diversity of the nation's college and university faculties by increasing their ethnic and racial diversity, to maximize the educational benefits of diversity, and to increase the number of professors who can and will use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students. The fellowship awards up to $20,000 per year for up to three years. Eligible applicants are individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level and individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution.

Predoctoral Fellowship application deadline: Nov. 19, 2012
Dissertation and Postdoctoral Fellowship application deadline: Nov. 24, 2012
Supporting Document receipt deadline (all fellowship levels): Jan. 9, 2013

diversity
GEM Fellowship Program
November

http://www.gemfellowship.org/gem-fellowship/apply

GEM's principal activity is the provision of graduate engineering fellowships at the MS and Ph.D. levels coupled with paid summer internships. GEM's program activities go beyond financial support by engendering student success in academic and professional environments. GEM has a solid success record in implementing effective programs to increase the recruitment, retention, and graduation of minority students.

MS Engineering Fellowship Program
The objective of this program is to promote the benefits of a masters degre within industry. GEM Fellows are provided practical engineering summer work experiences through an employer sponsor and a portable academic year fellowship of tuition, fees, and a stipend which may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

GEM MS Engineering Fellows receive

  • $10,000 stipend over three semesters/four quarters
  • a minimum of two paid summer internships with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University

Ph.D. Science Fellowship Program
The goal of this program is to increase the number of minority students who pursue doctoral degrees in the natural science disciplines -- chemistry, physics, earth sciences, mathematics, biological sciences, and computer science. Applicants to this program are accepted as early as their junior undergraduate year, as well as candidates currently enrolled in a Master's of Engineering program and working professionals. Fellowships offered through this program are portable and may be used at any participating GEM Member University where the GEM Fellow is admitted.

Ph.D. Engineering/Science Fellows receive

  • $14,000 stipend in year 1 of the PhD program
  • GEM Member University support years 2-5, equivalent to other funded doctorate students in the department
  • a minimum of one paid summer internship with a GEM Employer Member
  • waived tuition and fees at a GEM University
engineering, science
Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation

http://www.nsfgrfp.org/about_the_program

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees at accredited United States institutions.

Students interested in applying for this fellowship are encouraged to attend the presentation by Dr. Gisele Muller-Parker, NSF Program Director, on Monday, September 13 from noon to 1:00, in 301 Philosophy Hall.

Eligible candidates have completed no more than 12 months of graduate study and are doing research based on engineering, technology, or mathmatics.

The GRFP provides:

  • 3 years of support with...
  • an annual stipend of $30,000
  • a $10,500 cost-of-education allowance
  • a $1,000 one-time international travel allowance

Check here for more information, including eligible fields, application information, tips for applying, and the NSF GRFP evaluation guidelines.

And congratulations to our current Columbia NSF award winners, listed here: https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/grfp/AwardeeList.do?method=loadAwardeeList

If you have questions, please e-mail ee2015@columbia.edu.

Harry Truman Scholarship

http://www.truman.gov/

The mission of the Truman Scholarship Foundation is

  • to find and recognize college juniors with exceptional leadership potential who are committed to careers in government, the nonprofit or advocacy sectors, education or elsewhere in the public service; and
  • to provide them with financial support for graduate study, leadership training, and fellowship with other students who are committed to making a difference through public service.

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 in funding to students pursuing graduate degrees in public service fields. Students must be college juniors at the time of selection. The Foundation also provides assistance with career counseling, internship placement, graduate school admissions, and professional development. Scholars are invited to participate in a number of programs: Truman Scholar Leadership Week, The Summer Institute, The Truman Fellows Program, and the Public Service Law Conference. Please visit the For Scholars section of the website for an overview of the programs the Foundation currently offers for Scholars.

Service Requirement: All Candidates should be aware that the Truman Scholarship has a service requirement. Scholars are required to work in public service for three of the seven years following completion of a Foundation-funded graduate degree program as a condition of receiving Truman funds. Scholars who do not meet this service requirement, or who fail to provide timely proof to the Foundation of such employment, will be required to repay funds received along with interest. The Foundation will have an appeals process for special circumstances.

Jacob K. Javits Fellowships Program
September

http://www.ed.gov/programs/jacobjavits/index.html

This program provides fellowships to students of superior academic ability-selected on the basis of demonstrated achievement, financial need, and exceptional promise-to undertake study at the doctoral and Master of Fine Arts level in selected fields of arts, humanities, and social sciences. A fellow receives the Javits fellowship annually for up to the lesser of 48 months or the completion of their degree. The fellowship consists of an institutional payment (accepted by the institution of higher education in lieu of all tuition and fees for the fellow) and a stipend (based on the fellow's financial need as determined by the measurements of the Federal Student Assistance Processing System. In fiscal year 2007, the institutional payment was $12,627 and the maximum stipend was $30,000. For fiscal year 2008, the maximum stipend will be $30,000, and the institutional payment will be $12,891.

KSTF (Knowles Science Teaching Foundation) Science & Mathematics Teaching Fellowships
January

http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching.html

KSTF Science and Mathematics Teaching Fellows are chosen from among young men and women who have earned or are in the process of earning a degree in science, mathematics or engineering from a recognized institution of higher education. Fellowships are offered for individuals committed to teaching high school mathematics, physical sciences or biological sciences.

Applicants should have received their most recent content (i.e., science, mathematics or engineering) degree within five years of the start of the fellowship (June 1 of the application year.) An applicant might also be in the final year of an undergraduate, master's, combined BS with MAT or MEd program or near the completion of a doctoral program. Applicants who are currently enrolled in a credential program are also eligible to apply.

Applicants must be enrolled or plan to enroll in a recognized teacher education program that leads to a secondary science or mathematics teaching license. At the time of application, applicants do not need to be admitted into a teacher education program. However, successful applicants must be admitted into such a program before the fellowships are awarded in June.

 

For more information and to apply visit:  http://www.kstf.org/programs/teaching/apply.html

Leitner Family Student Fellowships for Language Study and Research in Africa
April

http://www.ias.columbia.edu/opportunities/opportunities.html#FellowshipO...

The Institute of African Studies is pleased to announce four fellowships available to students at Columbia University. These fellowships are principally for summer, however taken on case by case basis, could be considered for the academic year. The amount of fellowships will be allocated according to the individual proposals of successful applicants.

To Apply:

Submit a completed application to the Institute of African Studies in person, via U.S. mail or hand deliver to the address below. Please note: no part of the application will be accepted via fax or email.

Eligibility:

Students must be currently enrolled in a degree-granting program at Columbia University or one of its affiliates, including Barnard College, Mailman School of Public Health and Teachers College, and be continuing students (at least Summer or Fall 2011).

The Leitner Fellowship supports students who are conducting research or participating in a language study program in Africa. Recreational and non-academic travel to Africa is not sponsored by this program. Eligible students are:

* Doctoral, Masters and advanced undergraduate students who have or will have acceptance to a language study program in Africa;
* Doctoral students conducting dissertation research;
* Rising seniors conducting research for their senior thesis.

africa, language, research
National Institutes of Health Oxford-Cambridge Scholars Program
January

http://oxcam.gpp.nih.gov/index.asp

The National Institutes of Health Oxford/Cambridge Scholars Program is an accelerated, individualized doctoral training program for outstanding science students committed to biomedical research. It enables students to undertake a collaborative project in any area of biomedical investigation involving two mentors—one at the NIH intramural campus in Bethesda, Maryland and one at either Oxford or Cambridge University.

The students conduct research at both locations and potentially other sites including field work in Africa and elsewhere around the world. All students participate in the enriched environment of the residential colleges of the U.K. Universities and enjoy special educational opportunities that develop their understanding of disease outcomes and policy issues related to their studies.

The projects culminate in the award of a D.Phil or Ph.D. in science from either Oxford or Cambridge. Students may also pursue combined M.D./Ph.D. training through partnerships the program maintains with a broad range of American medical schools.

Distinguishing characteristics of the program include dual-mentoring by NIH and U.K. investigators on a collaborative project. This enables students to conceive and manage a research project on an international scale while completing the Ph.D. in about four years, half the time most American biomedical doctoral students invest in obtaining their degrees.

National Institutes of Health Undergraduate Scholarship Program
March

https://ugsp.nih.gov/

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program (UGSP) offers competitive scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are committed to careers in biomedical, behavioral, and social science health-related research. The program offers:

  • Scholarship support
  • Paid research training at the NIH during the summer
  • Paid employment and training at the NIH after graduation

The NIH UGSP will pay up to $20,000 per academic year in tuition, educational expenses, and reasonable living expenses to scholarship recipients. Scholarships are awarded for 1 year, and can be renewed up to 4 years.

Research Training at the NIH
For each full or partial scholarship year, you are committed to two NIH service obligations. The obligations themselves are benefits of the UGSP—providing you with invaluable research training and experience at the NIH.

  1. 10-week Summer Laboratory Experience. After each year of scholarship support, you will train for 10 weeks as a paid summer research employee in an NIH research laboratory. This employment occurs after the receipt of the scholarship award. Each scholar will be assigned to an NIH researcher and an NIH postdoctoral fellow, who will serve as mentors. You will also attend formal seminars and participate in a variety of programs.
  2. Employment at the NIH after Graduation. After graduation, you will continue your training as a full-time employee in an NIH research laboratory. You must serve 1 year of full-time employment for each year of scholarship.
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)
November

Deadlines vary from Nov. 14 – Nov. 18 depending on field of study.

http://www.nsfgrfp.org/

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is proud to offer fellowships to students in their early stages of pursuing a research based Master's or PhD degree.

The National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program helps ensure the vitality of the human resource base of science and engineering in the United States and reinforces its diversity. The program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students in NSF-supported science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines who are pursuing research-based master's and doctoral degrees in the U.S. and abroad.

NSF Fellows are expected to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals will be crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

Fellows receive the following:

  • $30,000 annual stipend
  • $10,500 cost-of-education allowance
  • $1,000 one time travel allowance
The Explorers Club Grants
November

http://www.explorers.org/index.php/expeditions/funding/expedition_grants

The Explorers Club offers grants to students conducting individual scientific or exploration research projects through their respective schools with a supervising instructor. Your instructor must write a letter of support. We do not provide general scholarships for tuition.

Youth Activity Fund for high school students and college undergraduates, fosters a new generation of explorers dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge of the world. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

Exploration Fund, for graduate, post-graduate, doctorate and early career post-doctoral students, provides grants in support of exploration and field research for those who are just beginning their research careers. Our awards typically range from $500-1500 US for both funds. A few awards may be granted up to a $5000 award level.

exploration, research
The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Reaserch Fellowship (SURF)
February

http://www.rockefeller.edu/surf/

The Rockefeller University Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates to conduct laboratory research.

SURF students work with leading scientists in a broad range of areas including biochemistry; structural biology and chemistry; molecular, cell and developmental biology; immunology; virology and microbiology; neuroscience; physics; and mathematical biology.

College sophomores and juniors are eligible to spend 10 weeks during the summer in a Rockefeller University laboratory. The program begins in early June and ends in mid-August.

Placement in laboratories is centralized through the Dean's Office. Students are matched with laboratories according to their stated research interests, and work on projects under the direct supervision of faculty, postdoctoral fellows and/or senior graduate students.

Each year, students are chosen from a wide variety of applicants with diverse scientific backgrounds and training. Annually, more than 500 students apply for admission into the SURF Program and approximately 15 are accepted. In order to fully experience the world of scientific research, SURF students are required to present and discuss scientific publications at weekly Journal Club meetings. This exposure allows participants to familiarize themselves with speaking to a scientific audience. SURF students also attend a special lecture series where Rockefeller faculty discuss their research and the evolution of their scientific interests. At the end of the program, SURF students will present their research results to fellow students and mentors at a poster session.

SURF students receive a stipend of $3,000.00.

Free housing will be provided for students who cannot commute.

Campus facilities include a tennis court, a recently renovated gym and adjacent east west esplanade for jogging, running, walking, or roller blading. SURF students are encouraged to attend social and cultural events occurring both on and off campus.

New York City has an infinite number of attractions and students should experience as many of them as possible. Organized outings for SURF students have included trips to see a Broadway show and professional baseball game.

The Rockefeller University's campus, located on New York City's Upper East Side, is set among beautifully kept gardens and trees on a 15-acre campus overlooking the East River. A diversity of restaurants, shops and entertainment adds to this culturally enriched area of Manhattan. The rest of New York City is conveniently accessible by train, bus or taxicab.

University of London School of Oriental and African Studies – The Endangered Language Project

http://www.soas.ac.uk/linguistics/elap/

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers research grants to support documentation of the world's endangered languages in collaboration with language communities.

The Endangered Languages Academic Programme (ELAP) is situated within the University of London SOAS' Department of Linguistics. ELAP conducts postgraduate teaching and research on the theory and practice of language documentation and description. Our goal is to develop the skills of those currently engaged in endangered language documentation and to train the next generation of language documenters.

ELAP offers courses and fellowships including:

  • A one-year MA in Language Documentation and Description, open to those with or without previous linguistics study. There are two pathways: a Field Linguistics pathway, and a Language Revitalisation and Support pathway;
  • A PhD in Field Linguistics, that includes fieldwork overseas;
  • Two year post-doctoral fellowships at SOAS with opportunities to carry out independent research, fieldwork and contribute to teaching.

Currently there are 16 MA and 16 PhD enrolled students.

ELAP also offers a comprehensive programme of public lectures, seminars, and workshops, and we collaborate with the Endangered Languages Archive (ELAR) staff in running research seminars, and training courses for grantees.

ELAP aims to preserve the diversity of human languages by supporting documentation of as many languages as possible, together with their social and cultural contexts, by:

  • encouraging fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by younger scholars skilled in language documentation
  • fostering the creation and preservation of a body of language resources for use by the linguistic and other social sciences, and language communities

Applications for grants are assessed for their intellectual quality, the degree of language endangerment, the urgency of the issues they raise, their relation to a language’s social and cultural contexts, and their prospects for raising levels of knowledge of the language and expertise in field linguistics, including among members of the language community. Projects should result in documentation materials that are:

  • accessible to and usable by members of the language community and the wider scientific community
  • as comprehensive as possible, including a range of recordings of language usage from everyday conversation to narrative, oratory, ceremonial speech, and verbal art, as well as transcription and analysis of such materials
  • represented and described using standard formats, conventions and theories in order to maximise access and use
  • cumulative, to allow data to be annotated and supplemented
  • secure against abuse, to protect the rights of the language community
  • properly archived, to provide long-term preservation of the data
  • contributions to the development of documentation methodology and the understanding of language endangerment