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FYI: Revised NSF DEL Solicitation

Author: Shobhana Chelliah

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

FYI Body: The National Science Foundation published a revision to the NSF Documenting Endangered Languages (DEL) Solicitation NSF 11-554.

The revised solicitation, NSF 14-580, can be accessed at

This revision of the DEL solicitation includes the following changes:

*New instructions for the preparation of DEL Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants (DDRIGs)

-Program specific guidelines for the data management plan
-Required letter from mentor
-Restriction on the number of times a student can apply
-Statement of Consultation

*New instructions for the preparation of DEL Senior proposals and fellowships
-Program specific guidelines for the data management plan
-Statement of Consultation

This solicitation includes information for Senior, Fellowship, and DDRIG proposals. The applicant should read the sections relevant to the type of proposal submitted.

Questions should be sent to:

Shobhana L. Chelliah, Ph.D.
Program Director, Documenting Endangered Languages
Behavioral & Cognitive Sciences Division
National Science Foundation,
4201 Wilson Blvd, Suite 995N, Arlington, VA 22230
Phone: 703-292-4381; Fax: 703-292-9068,