Recovering Voices and Mother Tongue Film Festival Deadlines

Mother Tongue Film Festival 2018 – Submissions Deadline EXTENDED to Friday September 15, 2017
We are still accepting film submissions for the 2018 Mother Tongue Film Festival! Complete the online submission form before Sept 15, 2017. More information about the film festival including dates, venues, and more, will be available soon on the Recovering Voices website.


2017 Community Research Program Call for Proposals – Closes September 15, 2017
This is a friendly reminder that the 2018 Community Research Program Call for Proposals deadline for application submissions is this Friday September 15, 2017. This call is for projects to take place in 2018.
The purpose of the Community Research Program is to support indigenous communities in their efforts to save, document, and enliven their languages, cultures, and knowledge systems. Funding brings groups of community scholars from around the world to the Smithsonian to examine specific objects, specimens, and documents related to their heritage and to engage in a dialogue with Smithsonian staff in order to recover and revitalize their language and knowledge. Interdisciplinary projects are encouraged. Projects can have a budget of up to $10,000 in funding through Recovering Voices.
All the application guidelines and materials are available on our website: Learn more about the Community Research Program on our website, and Blog,
Contact us at with any questions. Applications can be submitted via email to
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