Request for Proposals: Language Legacies

Funding Agency:
Endangered Language Fund

The Endangered Language Fund provides grants for language documentation and revitalization, and for linguistic fieldwork. The work most likely to be funded is that which serves both the native community and the field of linguistics, although projects which have immediate applicability to one group and more distant applicability to the other will also be considered. Support for publication is a low priority, although it will be considered. Proposals can originate in any country. The language involved must be in danger of disappearing within a generation or two. Endangerment is a continuum, and the location on the continuum is one factor in our funding decisions.

Eligible expenses include consultant fees, equipment, travel, etc. Overhead is not allowed. Grants are for a one-year period, though extensions may be applied for. We expect grants in this round to be less than $4,000, and to average about $2,000.

Deadline: Mar. 15, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Language activists and researchers from any country are eligible to apply. Awards can be made to institutions, but no administrative (overhead, indirect) costs are covered.

Please note that many languages in the northwestern United States of America are NOT eligible for the Language Legacies program. These languages are covered instead by our Native Voices Endowment (NVE) program. Click for the full list of  tribes that are covered by NVE and thus ineligible for the Language Legacies program.




Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
International Opportunities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

March 15, 2024