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Endangered Language Fund
http://www.endangeredlanguagefund.org/
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.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Foundation for Endangered Languages
http://www.ogmios.org/home.htm
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.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Linguistics Society of America
Guide to Grants, Fellowships, and Awards
http://www.linguisticsociety.org/resource/grants/
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Michigan State University
Endowed Scholarship for German Language and Culture in Mayen Program
http://scholendow.ais.msu.edu/student/ScholDetail.asp?Schol_ID=2103
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.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Michigan State University
Second Language Studies PhD Program
Financial Aid Page
http://sls.msu.edu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=7&Itemid=10
Look under the Admissions tab.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

National Science Foundation
Division of Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences
Documenting Endangered Languages
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=12816
(Last checked 08/28/13)

National Science Foundation
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants : Linguistics
http://www.nsf.gov/sbe/bcs/ling/suppdiss.jsp
(Last checked 08/28/13)

National Science Foundation
Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
Linguistics Program
http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5408&org=BCS
Supports scientific research of all types that focus on human language as an object of investigation. The program supports research on the syntactic, semantic, phonetic, and phonological properties of individual languages and of language in general; the psychological processes involved in the use of language; the development of linguistic capacities in children; social and cultural factors in language use, variation, and change; the acoustics of speech and the physiological and psychological processes involved in the production and perception of speech; and the biological bases of language in the brain.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Phillips Fund for Native American Research
http://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/phillips
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
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Sociological Initiatives Foundation
http://www.sifoundation.org/
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.
(Last checked 08/28/13)


Databases

SciVal Funding
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/home
http://www.funding.scival.com.proxy2.cl.msu.edu/search?preSearch
Provides access to a searchable database of more than 12,000 active opportunities, 2.25M awards (back to 2004), and 4500 funding bodies. Geographic coverage is strongest for the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, European Commission, Australia, Ireland, Singapore, India, South Africa, and New Zealand. At present academic discipline coverage is strongest in the sciences and business; hopefully it will beef up funding information in the arts, humanities, and social sciences as time goes by.
For more information see Frequently Asked Questions: MSU Scholars (SciVal Experts/SciVal Funding)
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Foundation Grants to Individuals Online (Main Library Access Only)
http://gtionline.fdncenter.org/ipl.php
Includes descriptions of more than 6,000 foundations and public charities that fund individual grantseekers, and is searchable by nine different criteria. Records provide contact information, financial data, application information, and program descriptions, with links to more than 500 foundation Web sites. Updated quarterly.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

GrantSelect
http://ezproxy.msu.edu:2047/login?url=http://www.grantselect.com/access
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.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

MSU Scholarship Search
http://scholendow2.ais.msu.edu/Student/ScholSearch.asp
MSU offers a wide variety of scholarships, some of which have criteria which severely limit the number of students who might be eligible for the scholarship, while others have much broader criteria. This facility should help you find those MSU scholarships for which you might be eligible. You can search either by unit (College/Department) within the University or by criteria such as major/specialization, Michigan county of permanent residence, high school, or study abroad.
(Last checked 08/28/13)

Cornell University
Graduate School Fellowships Database
http://www.gradschool.cornell.edu/fellowships
(Last checked 08/28/13)

FastWeb
http://www.fastweb.com/.
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.
(Last checked 08/28/13)


Books

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.

Guide to Grants and Fellowships in Linguistics. Washington, D.C. : Linguistic Society of America. Main Library Reference Funding Center (1 East) P57 .U7 G84
Lists and describes approximately 200 grants and fellowships in the fields of language and linguistics sponsored by institutions, associations, foundations, and government agencies located in the U.S. Latest edition [1994-1996] in Reference Funding Center

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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