Funding resources

Find grant and other support resources

Community Grants

The Indigenous Language Institute "provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages."

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme "gives grants worldwide to individuals to document endangered languages."

The Documenting Endangered Languages program at the National Science Foundation.

The US Administration for Native Americans (ANA) awards grants to US tribes for language revitalization.

The Phillips Fund for Native American Research gives small grants for "research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada."

Rising Voices provides microgrant funding.

The Foundation for Endangered Languages "awards grants to projects that support the use of endangered languages in all contexts."

Recovering Voices -- project at Smithsonian that provides funding for visits to the Smithsonian Archives

American Philosophical Society has Research Grants

Microgrants

Alaska Humanities Forum offers $2000 microgrants on a rolling acceptance basis.

The Awesome Foundation offers $1000 microgrants on a monthly basis.

Doyon Foundation occasionally will offer grants up to $6000.

Focused Fields

 Health/Wellness Studies & Programs 

The Indigenous Language Institute "provides vital language related services to Native communities so that their individual identities, traditional wisdom and values are passed on to future generations in their original languages."

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme "gives grants worldwide to individuals to document endangered languages."

The Documenting Endangered Languages program at the National Science Foundation.

 

Immersion School Grants

The US Administration for Native Americans (ANA) awards grants to US tribes for language revitalization.

The Phillips Fund for Native American Research gives small grants for "research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans, in the continental United States and Canada."

Rising Voices provides microgrant funding.

The Foundation for Endangered Languages "awards grants to projects that support the use of endangered languages in all contexts."

Recovering Voices is a project at Smithsonian that provides funding for visits to the Smithsonian Archives.

American Philosophical Society has Research Grants available.

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Updated September 2020. 

All images and maps are courtesy of the Alaska Native Language Archive and the Alaska Native Language Center

Original funding for this site provided by Alaska Humanities Forum with in-kind support from the Alaska Native Language Preservation & Advisory Council. Quyana to the volunteers who assist in keeping this website running. 

This website acknowledges the traditional territories of the many Indigenous Alaskan Nations that have lived in and taken care of the lands of Alaska since time immemorial.