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Blakemore Freeman Fellowships for Advanced Study of Asian Languages - Grants for individuals
Offers funding for students pursuing professional, academic, or business careers that involve the regular use of an East or Southeast Asian language, including Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Khmer, and Burmese. Applicants must be at or near advanced level in the specified language. The grants fund an academic year of full-time, intensive advanced language study at an institution in Asia (not for part-time study or research). Where there is no structured advanced -level language program at an educational institution in the country, the grant may provide for the financing of private tutorials under certain terms. Must be U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
(Last checked 08/03/17)

Critical Language Scholarship Program
Intensive Summer Institutes in Arabic, Azerbaijani, Bangla/Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Turkish, and Urdu
Institutes have recently been held in Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Morocco, Oman, Russia, South Korea, Tajikistan, Tunisia, and Turkey. Must be U.S. citizen and currently in an undergraduate or graduate degree-granting program. Funded by the Department of State and administered by the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC). All CLS Program costs are covered, including travel, orientation, room and board, entrance fees, and academic credit.
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Endangered Language Fund
The fund supports efforts originated by the native community or the scholar planning to work with a language. Each year, we solicit proposals for such work as (1)Preserving the texts of a native culture, (2) Preparing videotaped instruction in the language, and (3) Support for "generation skipping" language learning.
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Foundation for Endangered Languages
The aims of the Foundation are:
(1) to raise awareness of endangered languages, both inside and outside the communities where they are spoken, through all channels and media;
(2) to support the use of endangered languages in all contexts: at home, in education, in the media, and in social, cultural and economic life;
(3) to monitor linguistic policies and practices, and to seek to influence the appropriate authorities where necessary;
(4) to support the documentation of endangered languages, by offering financial assistance, training, or facilities for the publication of results;
(5) to collect together and make available information of use in the preservation of endangered languages; to disseminate information on all of the above activities as widely as possible.
The Foundation awards grants to projects that further these aims, as and when funds permit.
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A Guide to Applying for Funding for Research, Travel, and Language Study for Linguistics Graduate Students
Lisa Bonnici, University of California, Davis, Department of Linguistics, 2008.
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Linguistics Society of America
Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
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Michigan State University
College of Arts and Letters
Second Language Studies
Grants Page
Within the Second Language Studies Program, faculty and staff support graduate students in applying for grants and awards to support their research endeavors, conference travel, and studies. Michigan State University and the College of Arts and Letters have many internal (funded by the university) awards for travel, study, and dissertation completion. Students in the program are also supported in applying for external grants (funded by other granting institutions).
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Michigan State University
Endowed Scholarship for German Language and Culture in Mayen Program
This Scholarship is restricted to (1) undergraduates enrolled at Michigan State University with a declared or intended major in German; (2) students accepted into the German Language and Culture in Mayen Program; (3) students who have demonstrated the ability to maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or higher; and (4) students that have submitted a statement addressing why he/she believes that their participation in the Mayen program would further their educational experience at MSU.
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Michigan State University
Foreign Language and International Studies (FLAS Title VI) Fellowships
Undergraduate academic year awards are worth up to $15,000 per year; graduate academic year awards are worth up to $33,000 per year. Summer awards for both undergraduate and graduate students are worth up to $7,500. Contact:
African Studies (Deadline : February 2, 2018), Asian Studies (Deadline : February 9, 2018), or the Center for Advanced Study in Interational Development (CASID) and the Center for Gender in Global Context (GenCen) for more information about Title VI FLAS fellowships offered for both Academic Year and Summer Intensive study of foreign languages.
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National Science Foundation
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Documenting Endangered Languages
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National Science Foundation
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants : Linguistics
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Phillips Fund for Native American Research
The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants for research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada. Grants are not made for projects in archaeology, ethnography, psycholinguistics, or for the preparation of pedagogical materials. The committee distinguishes ethnohistory from contemporary ethnography as the study of cultures and culture change through time. The grants are intended for such extra costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants' fees, but not for general maintenance or the purchase of books or permanent equipment.
Also listed under Grants for Individuals - Anthropology and History
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Sociological Initiatives Foundation
Deadline : August 15
The Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support research and social action projects. Areas of interests include but are not limited to social justice, social welfare, human rights, literacy, language learning and use, dialect use and curricular issues in teaching second languages and non-native languages. The Foundation is also interested in supporting research by sociologists and linguists whose work may provide practical docoumentation of initiatives that may be useful to communities. Application Deadline is September. Complete guidelines are available at http://www.grantsmanagement.com/sifguide.html. For more information, contact Prentice Zinn at pzinn@grantsmanagement.com or 617-426-7172.
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Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
Find information about 10,000 foundation profiles at your fingertips, including foundation and public charity programs that have funded individual grantseekers for everything from scholarship opportunities to research needs. Updated weekly.
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An extensive online grants database owned and operated by Schoolhouse Partners, and it contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Also provides a selection of funding news.
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MSU Scholarships
Michigan State University has hundreds of scholarship opportunities available. Opportunities can be a combination of general scholarships (open to all students) and departmental scholarships (restricted to students within a specific major or field of study). Scholarships may be recommended to you at different times throughout the year as applications become available, so we suggest visiting MSU Scholarships often. Please keep in mind this section lists scholarships available regardless if you are eligible or not. Please note that some scholarships utilize an "Auto-Match" feature which will not require you to apply directly for the scholarship to be considered eligible. These scholarships will be indicated by the word "None" in the Action column. For scholarships for which you need to apply, please make a note of the deadline, as late submissions will not be accepted. Admitted students who have paid their deposit and currently enrolled students: Sign in using your MSU NetID and password to begin the scholarship application process. Once logged in, the system will automatically direct you to required applications.
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Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
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If you have access to the world wide web and are willing to fill in the online forms, this service promises a free customized list of financial aid sources. FastWeb is actually a searchable database of more than 400,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants, and loans from more than 3,000 sources for all levels of higher education. First-time visitors have to register (first and last name and a user ID), then complete a profile, including background and fields of study. Registrants then receive a list of all currently relevant funding sources. The registration information is stored and can be used on subsequent visits. The entire sign-up process, and delivery of available funding sources, can be a bit tedious: about five to twenty minutes, depending on the connection speed. Approximately 500 new scholarships are added to the database daily, so registrants can stay current. Provided courtesy of Financial Aid Information Page and Student Services, Inc. created by Mark Kantrowitz and sponsored by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
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The books mentioned on this page are available for public use in the Michigan State University Libraries. If you are unable to visit our library, consider visiting a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection in your home state or a local public library in your home town. If the books are not available there, ask about interlibrary loan or visit a local bookstore to find out whether they can be purchased.

Annual Register of Grant Support. Wilmette, Ill. : National Register Publishing Co., annual. Main Library Reference Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .A7
Includes information on programs sponsored by government agencies, public and private foundations, educational and professional associations, special interest organizations and corporations. Covers a broad range of interests including academic and scientific research, publication support, equipment and construction support, in-service training, competitions and prizes, and travel and exchange programs. Organized by broad subject areas with four indexes: subject, organization and program, geographic and personnel.

Directory of Research Grants. Phoenix, Ariz. : The Oryx Press, annual. Main Library Reference Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .D5
An annual print version of the Grants Database. Contains information about grants and fellowships available for research projects from federal and state governments, private foundations, professional organizations, and corporations. List grants programs by specific funding areas; indexed by sponsoring organization and grant name.

Foundation Grants to Individuals. New York, N.Y. : Foundation Center, biennial. Main Library Reference Funding Center (1 East) LB2336 .F6
The most comprehensive listing available of private foundations which provide financial assistance to individuals. The foundations described have made grants to students, artists, scholars, foreign individuals, minorities, musicians, scientists and writers for scholarships, fellowships, student loans, internships, residencies, arts and cultural projects, medical and emergency assistance, residencies and travel programs.

The Grants Register. New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, annual. Main Library Reference Funding Center (1 East) LB2338 .G7
The complete guide to postgraduate funding worldwide.


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