Help support FEL’s grant scheme

In association with FEL’s 24th annual conference, which is being held virtually on 23rd to to 25th September hosted by University College London, we are raising funds for our small grants scheme that supports community-directed projects for endangered languages. If you can help, please click on this link and give as much as you can, because every pound we collect goes towards support for work with communities around the world. Each 800 pounds (= USD 1,000) we raise represents another grant that we can give.

In the past, FEL has given grants for a wide range of projects around the world — there is a full listing on our website, but the following are examples of the work we have been able to fund recently.

Many thanks in advance for your support for our work!

FEL 24 conference registration open

FEL will be holding its 24th annual conference online from 23rd to 25th September 2020, hosted by University College London. The theme this year is “Teaching and Learning Resources for Endangered Languages”. Registration for the conference is free and now open via this link. Please register before 19th September. The programme will be available in the next couple of weeks, and a link will be posted on this blog when it is ready. Note that the programme will include a concert of Yiddish music with Polina Skovoroda-Shepherd, a globally renowned performer, composer, choir leader and cultural activist. Polina was born in Siberia and grew up in a home where songs were often sung at the family table. When she was a young child, her family moved to Tatarstan, where she found herself drawn to the specific Islamic ornamentation and timbre of the area. She brings the songs of the Steppes and the Shtetl bang up to date with passion and haunting soul. 

FEL wishes to thank the local organisers Dr Lily Kahn and Dr Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi. If you have any questions about the conference please email them at