Important Information for Proposers

Any proposal submitted in response to this funding opportunity should be submitted in accordance with the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. The NSF PAPPG is regularly revised and it is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets the requirements specified in this solicitation and the applicable version of the PAPPG. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

DEL Important Announcements

August 17, 2018

The Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) program now has two solicitations. This program website and its solicitation NSF 18-580 are for the main DEL program which provides funding opportunities for DEL Senior Research Grants as well as for Fellowships.  

The other solicitation NSF 16-617, Documenting Endangered Languages - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DEL-DDRIG) provides information for doctoral students and their advisors planning to submit DDRIG proposals to the DEL-DDRIG program.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Program are now available and can be accessed via publication

A new series of DEL Outreach videos freely available on YouTube introduces aspects of the National Science Foundation's Documenting Endangered Languages program. Narrated by experts in the field, the series is intended to help applicants design effective projects and compile competitive proposals. For more information, see the project playlist which updates to the latest list of videos.  Video production supported by NSF-DEL grant #BCS 1500695.