UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES FOR LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION SUPPORT:
International Indigenous Women’s Forum Call For Proposals
Applications for grants under the Small Grants Programme will be accepted between 1 August 2012 and 1 October 2012. Applications are to be submitted to:firstname.lastname@example.org during this time period. The Fund will give priority to projects that focus on the areas of health (physical and mental well-being) and education (such as language revitalization). The proposals will be assessed by the Bureau of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in May 2013 and successful applicants will receive notice thereafter. Please Note: Applications MUST be e-mailed to email@example.com. (Submissions sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will not be considered.) For more information and how to apply, please visit the Forum’s website.
Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project
The purpose of the Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis & Clark Expedition Bicentennial Legacy Project, administered by the Endangered Language Fund, is to revitalize and perpetuate the aboriginal languages of the American Indian Nations whose ancestors encountered the 1803-1806 Lewis & Clark Expedition. Support is provided for Native language education programs, curricula, or projects; individual study by Native language students; and research efforts to document and record a Native language for future preservation and education. Grants range from $2,500 to $10,000, and require a one-to-one match. The application deadline is October 15, 2012. Visit the Endangered Language Fund website to download a copy of the Request for Proposals.
INTERNATIONAL ENDANGERED LANGUAGES FUNDERS:
See also International Funders for Indigenous Peoples’ “The New Indigenous Peoples Funding and Resource Guide”
FEDERAL SUPPORT FOR ALASKA NATIVE, NATIVE AMERICAN, NATIVE HAWAIIAN, AMERICAN SAMOA AND GUAM LANGUAGE PROGRAMS:
Administration for Native Americans Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Initiative Grants
Application due date: January 31, 2013 – Estimated total funding: $1,750,000.
The average award amount is $250,000 with 7 grant awards expected.