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Documenting Endangered Languages - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DEL-DDRIG)

Status: Archived

Archived funding opportunity

This document has been archived. See NSF 22-616 for the latest version.

Important information for proposers

All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

data, infrastructure and computational methods


This funding partnership supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of roughly half of the approximately 7000 currently used languages, this effort aims to exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research. The program supports projects that contribute to data management and archiving, and to the development of the next generation of researchers. Funding can support fieldwork and other activities relevant to the digital recording, documenting, and archiving of endangered languages, including the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, and databases. Funding in this solicitation will be available in the form of doctoral dissertation research improvement grants (DDRIGs) for up to 24 months and this solicitation addresses the preparation and evaluation of proposals for DDRIG awards.

Program contacts

Joan M. Maling
jmaling@nsf.gov (703) 292-8046

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