RV Newsletter: Application open for the 2023 Endangered Languages Documentation Programme grant round

Rising Voices note: Our monthly newsletter provides a summary of our recent blog posts about all aspects of digital inclusion including access to and adoption of digital tools, as well as different ways and opportunities for communities to fully participate online. Read here for previous editions of this newsletter.

How are you doing, dear readers?  We certainly hope our August issue finds you in a good (enough) place!  

Here’s some good news for those who are in need of additional funding to support their documentation efforts in endangered languages: The Endangered Languages Documentation Programme is now taking applications for their 2023 grant round!  There are four types of grants available and it’s open to applicants from around the world.  Be sure to visit their website to learn more, to apply, or to reach out for questions.

Application due: October 15, 2022 at 5pm (CEST)


Embarking on the IDIL2022–2032 journey with language activists from around the world, Rising Voices and partners are bringing to you another round of our rotating Twitter campaigns. Curious about indigenous, minority, endangered, or under-resourced languages, plus how the internet and technology play a role in their promotion and revitalization? Come follow us and hear what our guest hosts have to share!

@ActLenguas (Latin America)

@AsiaLangsOnline (Asia)

@DigiAfricanLang (Africa)

@EuroDigitalLang (Europe)

  • Emre Pshigusa on the Circassian-Kabardian language and its preservation

Earlier in the year, we highlighted for you the lack of local perspectives concerning the impact of climate change in Bolivia’s Gran Chaco region.  In this issue, we’d love to bring your attention to how connectivity and access to technology have enabled local stakeholders to tackle the emerging challenges in a timely manner, together.  → “Digital connectivity projects reduce climate change impacts in Gran Chaco, South America


For journalists under 30, based in the developing world and/or emerging economies: There are only a couple of days left to submit an entry to be considered for the Thomson Foundation’s Young Journalist Award of 2022!  Submission due: August 12, 2022  Note: Past work in the form of print, audio, video or multimedia can all be part of your participating portfolio.



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Thanks to Eddie Avila and Ameya Nagarajan for contributions to this newsletter.

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