Membership of the Foundation for Endangered Languages is open to all individuals and organisations. By joining FEL, you express your support for the thousands of human languages that face the imminent threat of extinction. Your membership fees help our international advocacy and educational activities, subsidise community-based solidarity members, and enable our annual language support grants. See examples of the projects we support through our grants.
Benefits of membership also include your copy of our newsletter Ogmios, conference proceedings (free for paid membership categories), subscription to our informative mailing list, eligibility to participate in our conferences, and access to our grants.
Types of membership
We offer three types of individual memberships:
- Regular membership is open to everybody with an interest in endangered languages.
- Concession membership, at a reduced fee, is open to full-time students and unwaged persons. Please provide evidence by email to Steven Krauwer
- Solidarity membership, with no fee, is exclusively available to members of indigenous endangered language communities who are resident outside USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Israel, Saudi Arabia or Arab Emirates, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland or European Union. Please indicate your language on the subscription form
We offer four types of corporate memberships:
- Commercial companies
- Official bodies, including government departments and other public bodies
- Voluntary bodies, including university departments and charity organisations
- Endangered language communities in any country, at no fee.
Please read the conditions and application instructions on this page before registering
Membership and FEL publications
- All members receive the latest copies of our quarterly newsletter Ogmios, by email or post.
- All paid memberships include a free a copy of the annual FEL conference proceedings, handed out at the conference to participants and sent by post to non-participants.
- Additional copies of proceedings and other publications are available at special member rates via the order form (hosted for FEL by Utrecht University)
How to check your FEL membership status
If you don't remember whether you are still a member, when your current membership expires or what your membership ID is you can visit this page. You can contact Steven Krauwer if you have any questions or if you encounter any problems.
How to join as a new member or to renew your existing membership
To become a member of FEL, to renew your membership, or to register for the annual FEL conference, go to our secure subscription page (hosted for FEL by Utrecht University).