Funder: Endangered Language Fund; Opportunity: Language Legacies Grants; Funding Focus: Education, higher education and Native Americans; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Colleges and universities, researchers and language activists; Funding: Multiple awards averaging $2,000 each; Deadline: TBA, the completion is to open soon, last year’s deadline was April 10.
Summary: Grants support native languages for future generations. The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language maintenance and linguistic field work. Priority goes to work that has immediate applicability to one group. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Colleges and universities receiving awards can’t use any of the funding for administrative costs.
These grants are different from the Native Voices Endowment program, which supports individual tribal members, tribal government or community language programs, and tribal colleges and universities of federally recognized nations along the Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail. That program runs on a different track.