Hi all. Wondering if anyone knows of small (500-2000 USD, maybe) grants which scholars in the global south (or me, on their behalf) could apply to in order to build research infrastructure at their institutions. Specifically, for recording equipment (good mics, storage cases, recorders, data storage) and improving recording quality (room treatment, portable microphone isolators, etc).
Some context: I am trying to set up a project with some interested colleagues in Cameroon, and I anticipate that really getting them started in my research area (phonetics) will require more funds than I have access to as part of my faculty startup.
It’s pretty clear that ELDP (for example) would not fund this type of request. So I am wondering what alternative sources of funding might be out there for me to just buy a bunch of stuff in the US and leave it with them after some training.