Languages, Linguistics and Translation



German Historical Institute


Annual Deadline: 30 Sept for following year

The German Historical Institute London awards research scholarships to British postgraduates for research visits to Germany. The awards generally last up to six months. Applicants will normally be expected to have completed one year's postgraduate research, and be studying German history or Anglo-German relations.


European Centre for Modern Languages

ECML 2012 - 2015

Programme 2012-2015 - Learning through languages
Promoting inclusive, plurilingual and intercultural education



Volkswagen Foundation

Documentation of Endangered Languages

Deadline: Annual - usually October

The Volkswagen Foundation hopes that its funding initiative will contribute towards stemming the loss of endangered languages

Every documentation project should collect, process and archive linguistic and cultural data for (at least) one endangered language lacking sufficient documentation. In a project period up to three years, field visits for the purpose of multimedia data collection will alternate with the computer aided processing of such data. The total budget should not exceed the amount of 300.000 EUR.

The program funds documentation projects as well as symposia and summer schools.

After having successfully installed the funding program on an international scale, a major objective of the Foundation is now to stimulate the capacity building of field linguists in Germany. That is why in international projects, the cooperation with the German partner has to be substantial and demonstrated in the working plan. German doctoral and postdoctoral students are especially welcome to ask for funding if their project is hosted by an academic institution.



Women in German Studies

Funding to Carry out Research Abroad

Deadlines: 1 March and 1 October

These grants are to enable recipients to carry out research abroad in the field of German studies. Applicants must be postgraduates or other part timers and have been members of the society for at least three months. Grants will not exceed £250

Funding to Present Work at Conferences

Deadline: 1 March, 1 June, 1 September, 1 December.

Women in German Studies has a small amount of money to provide grants to attend conferences, in the UK, Ireland or German-speaking areas, at which the applicant is giving a paper. Postgraduates including members who have recently completed a higher degree but have yet to find a permanent post, and other part-timers are eligible . Applicants must be have been members of the society for at least three months. Grants will not normally exceed £100.



Camargo Foundation 


Deadline: January 12 for the following academic year

These fellowships are designed to enable scholars to carry out projects in the humanities and social sciences related to French and Francophone cultures, as well as creative projects by visual artists, photographers, video artists, filmmakers, media artists, composers and writers. These are residential fellowships at the foundation's study center in Cassis, France. Research for scholarly projects should be at an advanced stage and not require resources unavailable in the Marseilles-Cassis-Aix region. The foundation offers the use of accommodation, a reference library, a darkroom, an artist's studio and a music composition studio. Residential fellowships are for one semester and are accompanied by a $3,500 stipend.



Modern Humanities Research Association

Conference Grant Fund

Deadline: 31 January annually

These awards will not be made to individuals to attend conferences, but to the organizers of conferences to provide assistance with organizational support and/or the travel and subsistence costs of certain participants, including postgraduate students.

Publications Fund

Deadline: 28 February, 30 April, 30 September and 31 December annually

The MHRA invites applications for financial assistance towards the costs of publishing scholarly works in the field of the medieval and modern European literatures and languages (including English) which, by their nature, could not expect to be financially self-supporting.

Research Associateships

Deadline: 31 January annually

These grants are not made to individuals but to established corporate projects such as dictionaries, textual editions, bibliographies or other major scholarly enterprises in the field of medieval and modern European languages and literature. The awards are designed to hasten the completion of projects of special importance through the provision of part-time research assistance. Funding will be provided for the employment of a researcher, normally postdoctoral, to be appointed by the project in consultation with the association. The appointment may include a limited amount of remunerated teaching in the host institution, or other approved work.



British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES)

Alexander Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies (Nove Prize)

Deadline: 30 September annually

The Alexander Nove Prize in Russian, Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies (the Nove Prize) was established by decision of the annual general meeting of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) in March 1995 in recognition of the outstanding contribution to its field of study made by the late Alec Nove.

The prize is offered for scholarly work of high quality in Russian, Soviet, and post-Soviet studies. A nomination may take the form of a singly or jointly authored book, or two or more related journal articles or chapters. Works nominated for consideration must be of a scholarly character, must be in English, and must have been published - as defined by the date of imprint or, if a periodical, the cover date - within the 12 months of the calendar year preceding the annual closing date for nominations.

The authors of nominated work must at the time of nomination be members or associate members of the British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies.

Works may be nominated for consideration by the authors, or by publishers, librarians, or other scholars.

Postgraduate research grants

Deadline: 1 March, 1 July and 1 October every year

Postgraduate research students registered in UK institutions (students registered for doctoral or master's-by-research degrees) may apply for grants to carry out fieldwork or work in libraries and archives outside the UK or; to attend, for the purpose of presenting a paper, a conference outside the UK (additional funding is available to assist postgraduates wishing to attend the Association's Annual Conference)

Grants made will not exceed £400, and will normally be less than this. No postgraduate student may receive more than £400 (this sum does not represent an entitlement) over the course of her/his time as a postgraduate student.

Seminar series and conferences

Deadline: 1 March, 1 July and 1 October every year

UK-based members of the Association may apply for grants for the following purposes:

  • the organisation of regional seminar series;
  • the organisation of short (no more than three-day [two-night]) conferences.

Grants made will not exceed £400, and will normally be less than this.



British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA)

John Dryden Translation Competition

Deadline: February - annually

Prizes will be awarded for the best unpublished literary translations from any language into English. Literary translation includes poetry, prose, or drama, from any period. First prize: £350; second prize: £200; third prize: £100; other entries may receive commendations.



Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project

ELDP Grants

The Endangered Language Documentation Programme (ELDP) offers research grants to support documentation of the world's endangered languages in collaboration with language communities.
ELDP is a component of the Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project. It is governed by an international panel, and administered by the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.

Individual Postdoctoral Fellowship (IPF)

Deadline: Annual

Major Documentation Project (MDP)

Deadline: Annual

Individual Graduate Scholarship (IGS)

Deadline: Twice a year 

Small Grants (SG)

Deadline: Twice a year 

Training Activity Grants

Deadline: Annual



Alexander S Onassis Public Benefit Foundation

Foreigners Fellowship Programme

Deadline: Annual (varies)

Foreign full members of national academies, university professors of all levels, researchers, PhD holders, artists, translators of Greek literature, elementary and secondary school teachers of Greek as a foreign language, postgraduate students and PhD candidates are eligible to apply for grants

The programme covers the following fields: humanistic sciences; political sciences; law; economics; architecture; and the arts. The grants and scholarships support scholarly research, post-educational training in the teaching of the Greek language and culture and/or artistic creation in Greece only.


National Centre for Languages

European award for languages

Deadline: Annual

The European award for languages is a Europe-wide initiative, supported by the European Commission to promote best practice in innovative and effective modern language learning. The award recognises projects demonstrating an innovative, effective and replicable approach to learning languages, with applications welcome from schools, colleges, businesses and other institutions. Eligible UK projects can be based around any language other than English and are expected to have a European dimension.

Judges will be looking for projects, based in traditional or innovative learning environments, which bring its participants added value in terms of competence and motivation.

Projects should be as comprehensive as possible, reaching beyond small groups of learners. Evidence of institution-wide support for the project and indeed its overall impact would also strengthen applications.

Projects can involve any language other than English, but should include an international dimension. Award-winning initiatives will serve as a potential source of inspiration for projects in other contexts, languages and even other countries.

Special awards are also made for the best projects involving community languages, French, German, Italian and Spanish, primary and adult learners and languages for business and and for initial teacher education. The last two awards are worth £1,000 each. All of the winners receive a certificate and prizes of books, vouchers or teaching materials from a range of sponsors.

Each year one of the winning projects of the competition is selected by the Mary Glasgow Language Trust to receive its annual award of £2,000.




Deadline: see website

The main purpose of the EUROCORES programme EuroBABEL: is to promote empirical research on underdescribed endangered languages, both spoken and signed, that aims at changing and refining our ideas about linguistic structure in general and about language in relation to cognition, social and cultural organization and related issues in a trans-/ multi-disciplinary perspective.
The programme invites projects on topics that are likely to change our ideas about the structure of language and the role of language in human society and history. These projects can belong to any one of the following three broad categories:

•linguistic theory and endangered languages;
•innovative approaches to creating descriptive resources for endangered languages;
•language, cognition and social organisation in a cross-linguistic perspective.

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