Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP): Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF) 2017

The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme (ELDP) is one of three programmes which make up the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project (HRELP).

The key objectives of ELDP are:

  • to support the documentation of as many endangered languages as possible,
  • to encourage fieldwork on endangered languages, especially by scholars at an early stage in their academic career with skills in language documentation, and
  • to create a repository of language resources for linguistics, social sciences, and the language communities.

Major Documentation Projects could involve a number of elements, including fieldwork, salary costs of researchers and stipend costs of graduate students (while engaged in the field and in processing work) whose doctoral research will contribute to the project as a whole.

Funding & Duration

IPF applications are invited from individuals seeking their own support costs for up to two years duration. The average award for a 24-month IPF in 2015 was £100,200 (approx AUD $160,500) and the maximum award is £150,000 (approx AUD $240,300). A typical grant award may include:

  • Your own postdoctoral salary costs
  • Technical staff costs
  • Consultants
  • Equipment
  • Travel and subsistence


ELDP is an international programme and welcomes applications from researchers of any nationality to undertake projects in any part of the world. For the IPF grants it is anticipated that all postdoctoral fellowship applicants will:

  • be academically junior researchers and/or at an early stage in their academic career, with qualifications in linguistics and experience in linguistic fieldwork;
  • will propose projects that are undertaken by teams or individuals; and
  • will have secured their PhD no more than five years prior to the proposed start date of this fellowship.

Submission Requirements

Further Information

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