|1990||Dr. David Jordan (UCSD) joins the ESF Board. |
|1991||ESF launches its newsletter Esperantic Studies. |
|1992||Fantini-Reagan Report is published (Oct.): Esperanto and Education: Toward a Research Agenda. |
Mark Fettes hired as part-time Executive Assistant (Jan.).
ESF Advisory Board and website established.
ESF supports Ottawa conference on linguistic rights.
|1997||ESF receives $500,000 from Cathy Schulze to support the continued development of the San Francisco State University Esperanto courses (later renamed NASK – Nord Amerika Somera Kursaro). |
ESF receives Schulze bequest of approximately $3 million (May).
Interlingual Research Grants program established.
Mark Fettes becomes first Executive Director of ESF.
ESF invests $80,000 to complete the Pasporto Project to lesson 12.
Fettes and Lieberman visit Transparent Language (large language learning web site) to explore a possible Esperanto course.
ESF supports the Indighenaj Dialogoj Project (Sept.): $30,000.
NASK hosting by San Francisco State University ends after 30 years; search begins for new sites.
First colloquium on Esperanto and Education, at NCOTLCTL (National Council Of Less Commonly Taught Languages) conference in Arlington (April).
Dr. Grant Goodall (now at UCSD) joins the ESF Board (May).
Interlingual Research Grant awarded to Aleksandr Melnikov for an investigation of the ways that the culture of the Esperanto speech community is reflected in Esperanto texts: $10,000.
NASK held at University of San Francisco (two-week program).
New hosting arrangement negotiated with School of International Training, Vermont, from 2002.
As a first project arising from the Arlington meeting, ESF supports the development of the instructional resource website Edukado.net (Oct., Phase 1): $9,040.
ESF supports the completion of the Pasporto Video Series: $78,000.
Edukado.net Phase 2 (March): $21,118 (Expansion of instructional resources & upgrading of web architecture to accommodate a larger user base).
CALICO meeting, Davis, CA to plan the development of the Lernu.net site (May):$15,000.
Poznan Interlinguistic Scholarships established: $2400/year to support 4-6 students.
Pasporto episodes 13-15 plus exercises funded: $34,000.
ESF provides support to B. Wennergren to develop an Esperanto Text Corpus (May): $12,800.
Dr. Ian Richmond joins the ESF board (May); Dr. Mark Fettes takes a position at Simon Fraser University, ending his contract work for ESF, and joins ESF board (September).
ESF supports the development of the language learning website Lernu.net (July): $45,000 (Phase 1: encompassing platform development & integration of initial learning content).
Lernu.net Phase 2 (Jan.): $29,340 (Addition of new courses & user support features).
Edukado.net Phase 3 Development (Jan.): $22,793.
ESF commissions UEA to prepare a report on the future of the Hector Hodler Library: $20,000.
Dr. Jim Lieberman retires from the ESF board after 34 years of service. Jason Clark is hired by Mark Fettes as Executive Administrator for the Foundation (Feb.); ESF holds first Board Retreat (San Diego, Mar.).
First phase completed of Esperanto Text Corpus (May); ESF funds second phase for $22,200 (Oct.).
ESF funds Interkulturo, an international project for using Esperanto to support intercultural learning: $35,000.
Lernu.net Phase 3 Development (Oct.): $27,500.
Second ESF colloquium on Esperanto and Education, at ACTFL Conference in Philadelphia (Nov.).
Edukado.net Phase 4 Development (Feb.): $30,276.
ESF agrees to provide funding for the completion of a Pasporto DVD series: $11,200.
Lernu.net Phase 4 Development (Mar.): $28,060.
Interkulturo Phase 2 Development (May): $26,125.
Dr. Timothy Reagan joins the ESF Board (May).
Lernu.net Phase 5 Development (Oct. - Sept. 2005): $37,000.
Interlingual Research Grant to Dr. Nancy Schweda-Nicholson for a project examining multilingual interpreting at international tribunals: $10,000.
ESF holds second Board Retreat (Montreal, Feb.). Foundation Mission and Vision statement and Medium-Term Plan adopted.
Interlingual Research Grant to Dr. Thomas Cooper, to pursue postdoctoral studies at Columbia University on issues of translation and national identity in Europe: $10,000.
Tim Reagan convenes a week-long meeting at Roger Williams University to write ACTFL Standards document for Esperanto (June).
Humphrey Tonkin and Mark Fettes organize the 4th Nitobe Symposium on language policy issues in the expanded European union (Vilnius, Jul.-Aug.: $25,000).
ESF establishes a one-year contract with Sonja Petrovic and Hokan Lundberg to coordinate web projects and other work for ESF (Sep.). Work begins on a virtual Nitobe Centre on European language policy.
ESF approves funding for Edukado.net for one year (Oct.: EUR 19,200 in salary plus EUR 8,000 for website work).
Dr. Timothy Reagan takes a position at Witwatersrand and steps down from the Board of Directors (Sept.).
Dr. Grant Goodall convenes NASK Long-Range Planning Meeting (Hartford, Sep.).
ESF holds its third Board Retreat in Vancouver, B.C. (Nov.).
Prof. Sho Konishi is awarded a $10,000 research grant for his project on The Emergence of the Esperanto Movement in Japan: Interlingualism and the Vision of Cooperatist Anarchist Modernity.
Christian Lavarenne is awarded a research grant of 5,352 euros for an investigation of Esperanto history en France and throughout Europe.
LERNU.net receives $35,500 to complete Phase 5 of its website development.
A $10,000 research grant is awarded to Nergis Erturk at Columbia University for an investigation of linguistic modernism in Turkey in the 1920’s and 30’s.
An Interlingual Research Project Grant of $48,000 is awarded to Christer Lörnemark for the development of an Esperanto Spoken Word Research Corpus.
LERNU.net Phase 6 Proposal is approved. Funding support of $63,000 is awarded for the period of November 2006 – December 2007.
Independent filmmaker Sam Green receives an ESF Grant of $10,000 to assist with pre-production work on a documentary film about the worldwide Esperanto movement.
The UK-based Springboard To Languages Program is awarded a grant of $10,000 to fund an independent evaluation of the program after its first year of operation.
The ELTE Esperanto Program in Budapest receives up to $7000 to fund an additional year of operation from November 2006 to December 2007.
ESF provides up to $25,000 in support of the Nitobe Symposium held in Tokyo, Japan in July.
ESF provides a one-time grant of up to 9,000 euros in support of a one semester Interlinguistics/Esperanto Program at the University of Leipzig.
ESF provides up to $2,500 in support of an Esperanto Teacher Training Program in Africa.
Christer Lörnemark’s Phase II Proposal for the development of a Spoken Word Esperanto Corpus is approved. Funding support is provided up to $44,000.
The UK-based Springboard To Languages Program receives Year 2 funding support in the amount of £5,500.
Roel Haveman commissioned to produce an Esperanto translation of the Council of Europe publication "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment."
ESF holds Board Retreat in Vancouver, B.C. (Oct.).