Ensuring the transformation of the language sciences continued beyond CoEDL
A priority of the Centre’s mission to transform the science of language was ensuring this transformation continued beyond CoEDL. Seed funding allowed CoEDL to support over 80 projects that reached new audiences and shared the Centre’s commitment to innovative and collaborative research on language.
The benefits of this seed funding were numerous. In some cases, CoEDL-funded projects became catalysts for the research to receive further funding from other sources. They provided our postdocs and early career researchers opportunities to expand their research portfolios and practice grant applications. The projects also allowed these researchers to explore avenues for their research beyond CoEDL, ensuring that members of the Centre community were supported in and prepared for the next steps of their career.
Two funding schemes organised most of this seed funding. The Transdisciplinary and Innovation (TI) program supported collaboration at all levels, with a focus on innovative projects that linked research across disciplines in new and unexpected ways. The Language Documentation (LD) scheme was established to allow for broader support of language research and preservation. Special funding rounds also provided seed funding to projects that similarly embodied the Centre’s principles
Below are four examples of the research that began under the Centre’s funding schemes.
CoEDL concluded the TI and LD funding schemes in 2020, having awarded over $1.1 million to support 81 projects since the funding programs began in 2015. A full list of these projects is available on the Selected Highlights page.