USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA); Guam (USA); Puerto Rico (USA); Virgin Islands (USA); Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Northwest Territories; Nova Scotia; Nunavut; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Yukon
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International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.
Grants of up to $10,000 and in-kind support to USA, Canada, and International scholars representing Indigenous communities for efforts to record, preserve, and bring to life Indigenous cultures, languages, and knowledge systems. Funding is intended to increase access to the Smithsonian’s diverse collections- archival, biological, and cultural- in support of interdisciplinary research aimed at language and knowledge documentation and revitalization.
The funding brings groups of community scholars to the Smithsonian to examine cultural objects, biological specimens, and archival documents related to their heritage language and knowledge systems, and engage in a dialogue with each other and with Smithsonian staff, as part of a process to revitalize their language and knowledge. Interdisciplinary and collaborative projects are encouraged.
Recovering Voices emphasizes the role of cultural knowledge embedded in language, cultural practices, and material culture and seeks to understand the dynamics of intergenerational knowledge transfer as a key to the sustainability of knowledge systems and language.
Recovering Voices provides non-monetary support for awardees including: video and/or audio documentation of the research visit with all documentation shared with the community researchers (this does not preclude the awardee from creating their own video/audio documentation); logistics and administrative support to book travel and lodging, reserve time in the repositories; and support in navigating the Smithsonian Institution and Washington, DC.
Estimated Size of Grant:
The preparation and follow-up phases of the project do not need to be confined to 2022-2023.
To apply, please submit a proposal electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions may be sent to the above email address.
Or by post: Recovering Voices Program
Department of Anthropology
Smithsonian Institution MRC 112
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012