There are currently two types of Grants available through ESF: the ESF Interlingual Research Grants and Interlinguistics Fund of CED. The details are below.
ESF INTERLINGUAL RESEARCH GRANTS
The Esperantic Studies Foundation offers Interlingual Research Grants of up to $10,000 to support publishable research on issues it considers to be relevant to its mission. This program is particularly designed to benefit postdoctoral researchers and junior faculty who are in the process of establishing a research program, although anyone may apply.
All individuals and organizations are eligible to apply for Interlingual Research Grants. ESF particularly welcomes applications from graduate students planning dissertation research and from untenured faculty members
How to Apply
You may apply at any time. Before applying, you may contact any officer of ESF to discuss your plans and ideas. When ready to apply, send us a written statement describing:
- your qualifications, including relevant education, skills, knowledge, experience, or prior published and unpublished research (you may include transcripts, certificates, and copies of written work);
- the problem on which you propose to conduct research;
- the research you propose to conduct;
- the expected value of your proposed research to theoretical knowledge, practical solutions, or both;
- where and in what form(s) you hope to publish your research results;
- how the proposed research will relate to other work you have done and expect to do;
- the human and institutional resources available to you for your conduct of the research;
- the equipment, supply, service, travel, and other costs you expect to incur in conducting the research;
- the minimum amount of direct support that you would need to receive from us in order to conduct the research, and a proposed schedule for the payment of direct support;
- the period of time during which you expect to conduct the research;
- if applicable, the amount or proportion of support, if any, that the institution with which you are affiliated would require as compensation for its indirect costs in hosting your research;
- the names and addresses (including Internet mail addresses and telephone numbers) of at least three persons who are qualified to attest to your qualities as a researcher or research group.
If we offer an Interlingual Research Grant to you, we shall divide the grant amount into installments to be paid during your research period and after submission of your final report. Typically, we offer to pay installments totaling two-thirds of the grant during the research period and a final installment of one-third of the grant within one month after you submit a final report satisfactory to us.
Recipients of Interlingual Research Grants may also be invited to participate in occasional ESF meetings or conferences.
Send completed applications to our administrative office c/o the information provided on our Contact page.
This fund was established to support small grants for Interlinguistic-related publications, conferences, and similar activities. Please see below the requirements and procedures for grant proposals to the CED fund for the support of studies in interlinguistics and Esperanto studies.
1. Monographs and similar materials
CED wishes to maximize the effect of all publications that it supports. Accordingly, your plans for the distribution of monographs etc. are important. It is important also that it be made available, at least in summary form, in more than one language – at least in Esperanto and English. Particularly important is that the work appear also on the web, in complete or summarized form. In replying to the following questions, please keep this in mind.
1.1. The material. For what type of material are you asking for support (monograph, dictionary, data base etc.)? Provide a title and explain the aim (importance, significance, etc.) of the material. Summarize its content, size, etc. If it is part of a larger project, explain that project.
1.2. The audience. To whom is the study (book, analysis, etc.) directed (linguists, students, general public, etc.)?
1.3. Type or genre. Is the work of a particular genre or type (popularization, doctoral dissertation; analysis or survey etc.)?
1.4. Existing material of a similar kind. Does similar material already exist? If so, specify it. How is your work different? How will your work contribute the knowledge of the topic in question?
1.5. Peer reviews. If any of the work has been reviewed by others (e.g. a doctoral dissertation), summarize the reviews. If the work is a reprint or a new edition, mention published reviews of the original edition.
1.6. Publication. Provide information on a potential publisher (if the work is a published volume) and its readiness to publish the material.
1.7. Publication date. Has a publication date been fixed?
1.8. Dissemination. How will you disseminate the book (study, other material)? Will you announce it in scholarly circles, university media, specialists in Esperanto studies, etc.? Will you put it on the web, and, if so, in what form? Will you make it available to research libraries outside Esperanto circles? Will you make it available to the major Esperanto libraries (Hodler Library of UEA, planned language collection of the Austrian National Library, CDELI etc.)?
1.9. Budget. Please provide a budget (simply citing a general sum is insufficient). Will other parties participate in financing the project? If so, indicate the sum in question. Will the project result in other income, for example through sales, honoraria, etc.? If your grant proposal is successful, how should ESF/CED forward the money to you? In your budget please consider making a free copy available to the UEA library and to CED.
1.10. Biography. Provide brief biographies of yourself and any collaborators. The biographies should show your qualifications for carrying out your project.
1.11. You are free to provide any additional pertinent information.
2. Other Types of Projects
2.1. The activity. What is the project for which you seek support? Note the title and explain the goal (importance, significance, etc.) Summarize the content, scope etc. What variety of project is it (e.g. attending a conference, organizing a symposium, Creating a website, etc.)? If it is part of a larger project or plan, explain that project or plan.
2.2. Audience. To whom is the study (or larger project mentioned in 2.1) directed (linguists, students, the general public, etc.) and how will it have a sustained effect?
2.3. Work already done, or being done, by other specialists. Has similar work already been done? If so, provide details and explain how your project will expand it or is different from it. How will your project contribute to knowledge of the field in question?
2.4. Reviews of the work. Please briefly summarize any expert opinion provided on this work.
2.5. Calendar. Give details of the anticipated duration of the project, or, at a minimum, the dates when it will begin and conclude,
2.6. Dissemination. How will the results of the project be disseminated, for example by subsequent publication. Will you announce it in scholarly circles, university media, specialists in Esperanto studies, etc.? Will you put its results on the web, and, if so, in what form? Will you make a subsequent publication available to research libraries outside Esperanto circles? Will you make it available to the major Esperanto libraries (Hodler Library of UEA, planned language collection of the Austrian National Library, CDELI etc.)?
2.7. Budget. Please provide a budget (simply citing a general sum is insufficient). Will other parties participate in financing the project? If so, indicate the sum in question. Will the project result in other income, for example through sales, honoraria, etc.? If your grant proposal is successful, how should ESF/CED forward the money to you? In your budget please consider making a free copy of any eventual publication available to the UEA library and to CED.
2.8. Biography. Provide brief biographies of yourself and any collaborators. The biographies should show your qualifications for carrying out your project.
2.9. You are free to provide any additional pertinent information.
3.1. The members of the CED Fund Committee receive the proposal, discuss it, and recommend to ESF its acceptance or rejection.
3.2. Please send the grant proposal to the ESF Admin (admin @ esperantic.org). He will forward it to the other committee members if it is ready for their review.
3.3. If problems arise in the execution of the project, it is advisable to inform, and if necessary consult with, the committee members.