Native Languages of the Southwest at UT Arlington
From the 2012 Oklahoma Breath of Life Workshop; the Alabama group, with UT Arlington Linguistics &Student Lori McLain Pierce

Department of Linguistics & TESOL | The University of Texas at Arlington

CoLang 2014: Institute on Collaborative Language Research




There are several opportunities for financial aid to attend CoLang 2014. Scholarship recipients must register for CoLang by April 30, 2014.

Internal CoLang Scholarships

There will be a limited number of scholarships available through fundraising efforts. These scholarships will not support travel costs to CoLang 2014, but instead will pay for part or all of the registration, housing and meal plan costs. If awarded a scholarship, you will be responsible for any costs not provided for by the scholarship. Applications are due by March 17, with one letter of recommendation required from someone familiar with your language work.

In order to apply, click here to submit an application. We recommend that where we are asking for more detail, you type this up offline before completing the application and then copy and paste your answers into the form. This will save your statements for the longer questions in your records in case of any problems with the application before submitting it. After submitting your application, have someone who is familiar with your language work submit a letter of recommendation to Please ask them to put "Scholarship Recommendation Letter" and your name in the subject line.

Complete applications are due by March 17, including recommendation letter. Registration for CoLang 2014 must be completed by no later than April 30, 2014.

To donate to CoLang, visit our Support page.

Linguistic Society of America

There are a limited number of LSA fellowships sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America (LSA). In order to apply, you must be a student member of the LSA. Applications are now available. Visit the LSA website to view instructions and eligibility requirements. To apply, login to your LSA account which should open to your Profile page. Under the Profile tab, click on the green button "Submit Fellowship Application". To complete your application, you will be asked for information about your academic background, including degrees earned, publications and presentations, GRE (for graduate students) or SAT (for undergraduate students) scores, TOEFL/IELTS scores (if applicable) and unofficial transcripts. You must also submit a purpose statement of 500-1000 words of why you want to attend CoLang, how CoLang would benefit your language work and how a fellowship could help you. In addition, you will be asked to list your top choices for CoLang workshops and give the names and contact of two recommenders.

Fellowship applications are due Thursday, March 27, 2014 with recommendation letters due Monday, March 31, 2014. Notifications will be announced early April. Registration at CoLang 2014 must be completed by April 30, 2014.

Endangered Language Fund's Native Voices Endowment

There is a scholarship for CoLang 2014's two-week class session available through the Endangered Language Fund's Native Voices Endowment. It is available for tribal members of those tribes that are eligible for the Native Voices Endowment. The list of eligible tribes for this funding can be found here.

To apply, please send an email to stating your tribe and proof of enrollment; which classes you might take; and what your expectations are for how the experience at CoLang might affect your work with your language.

Applications to ELF (just the brief email mentioned above) are due April 1, 2014. Awards will be announced by April 8, 2014. Registration at CoLang 2014 must be completed by April 30, 2014.