$4M grant to support documentation of endangered languages

A FEDERAL grant that will support documentation of and research on endangered languages is now available to government offices and research organizations interested in documenting and researching the preservation of local languages, the Office of Grant Management said.

The funding is a partnership between the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Office of Grant Management said the grant aims to “exploit advances in information technology to build computational infrastructure for endangered language research.”

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The program will also be used to support projects that contribute to data management and archiving of the languages as well as the development of the next generation of researchers.

A recent report from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization stated that 14 languages are no longer used and considered extinct in the Micronesian islands.

For more information, visit http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259069.

You may also email Sheryl Sizemore at sheryl.sizemore@gov.mp; Ivan A. Blanco at ivan.blanco@gov.mp; Janice Castro at janice.castro@gov.mp; or Ray Basa at ramon.basa@gov.mp.