Hey DocLingers! I’m wondering if anyone knows of an existing group, list, project, etc. to help community language documentation projects write ELDP (and other academic-oriented grant) applications.
For context, I was asked by the Tuneene KiHunde documentation & education program in DR Congo (for KiHunde language) to support them in writing an ELDP grant application. They tried last year, but didn’t have familiarity with the esoteric rules of grant writing, and couldn’t complete the application on their own. I’d like to help with it, but I just don’t have time to commit to co-authoring the application.
Is there a group of academic-bureaucracy-fluent documentary linguists who collaborate with grassroots practitioners with funding applications? If not, why not, and how do we start one?
The more immediate question is, would anyone be willing to collaborate on the ELDP grant for the Tuneene KiHunde project? They’re doing wonderful work there, and for somebody interested in Bantu languages (maybe a student or early-career person looking for a community organization to work with?), it could be a great match.