Joint call for applications: ELDP & DLCE

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) and the Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (DLCE) are collaborating to document linguistic diversity. The initiative focuses on contributing data from languages of Latin America and Oceania to the Glottobank project.

The DLCE is providing 20 grants at 5,000 Euro each, for work contributing to Grambank, Lexibank, and Numeralbank ( If you are working on a language of Latin America or Oceania (broadly construed to include Micronesia, Polynesia, the Western Pacific, New Guinea, and Island Southeast Asia), and can contribute data on the grammar, lexicon or numeral system to the Glottobank databases, please apply.

The grants are for up to six months and can be used for travel and subsistence costs, recording equipment or equipment for remote fieldwork, and consultant payments. Grants will be awarded to a host institution who will administer the funds (e.g.; University, NGO). Please ensure that your institution agrees to the administration of the grant. Note that no overheads will be provided.

Please fill in the online application form here

Submission deadline for the online application is October 15th 2021.

Complete the form, print, sign, have the research office sign and send a scan of the signed form to by November 15th 2021.

Notification of results: April 15th 2022.

Successful applicants will be paired with a Glottobank coder who will train them in the coding system and support them throughout the grant period.

Importantly, given the global pandemic applications must demonstrate the viability of the documentation project. Applications should address the Covid situation in the country of documentation as well as provide information on the measures you will take to safeguard your health and the health of your collaborators in the community. ELDP and DLCE will not support any project that jeopardises the welfare or health of communities and/or grantees. Protective measures and careful planning must be demonstrated in your application to ensure the viability of the project.

If you have any question please get in touch with ELDP at

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