ELDP provides grants for the documentation of endangered languages. Please visit our project pages and our ELAR archive pages for the types of projects we have funded. Applications must be submitted online.

Note to previous grantees and current grant holders

If you and/or your project participants currently hold a grant with us or have held a grant with us before, you need to ensure that the documentation materials from your and/or your project participants' grants have been deposited at ELAR.

The quality of your deposit and your track record with ELAR and ELDP will form part of the evaluation of your current application. ELDP will not make a formal offer until other projects supported by us have been completed with a deposited collection which is evaluated satisfactorily by the panel. Contact us ( about the status of your and/or your project participants’ deposit of the previous or current grant, or if you have any further questions regarding this regulation.


ELDP will not run a grant round 2021 due to the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.

In light of the ongoing global COVID 19 crisis, ELDP will not run a grant round this year 2020/2021 either. The current situation does not show signs of improvement which could warrant travel and/or working in co-presence. This was a very difficult decision and ELDP is monitoring the developing situation closely and will be adapting its activities accordingly.

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