Call for nominations: The DELAMAN Franz Boas Award


DELAMAN, the Digital Endangered Languages and Musics Archives Network, has now established the award in honour of Franz Boas in recognition of significant contributions to the documentation of endangered languages.

DELAMAN is inviting nominations for the first award for a documentary collection of an endangered or moribund language. The DELAMAN Franz Boas Award recognizes and honours junior scholars (Ph.D. awarded January 1, 2011 or later; early career documenters employed less than 5 years) who have done outstanding documentary work in creating a rich multimedia documentary collection of a particular language that is endangered or no longer spoken. The language documentation collection must be archived and made accessible in a DELAMAN archive (with no or only minimal access restrictions).

To submit a nomination and for information about the award go to

The award consists of a payment of $500. The International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC) will cover airfare and on-campus lodging up to a maximum of US$1500 to bring the winner to Honolulu for the 2017 conference to receive the award. In addition, members of the DELAMAN board will publish a review of the the prize-winning work in Language Documentation and Conservation.