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To set the ball rolling, submit a project description, including the theoretical issues that motivate you, an idea of what sorts of empirical patterns you are looking for, and an idea of what the elicitation document would have to achieve to get at the data that interests you. Given that the resources of the Afranaph Project are finite, there are some concerns any proposal for an ASP should address. For example:
- How likely is your project to add to the data that we have in a way that might have synergy with other existing projects and/or is it an area of theoretical interest that involves a rich empirical pattern which the project will not otherwise address?
- Can a plausible argument be made that the empirical domain your project will explore is coherent, phenomenally (an evidence pattern) or theoretically (the data applies to a well-defined question), and is likely to lead to interesting crosslinguistic comparisons (either because there is interesting variation or an interesting lack of it)?
- Can you reasonably commit your own resources to making your project a success? We generally prefer to deal with projects that have collaborators to spread the work and responsibility, or those who have some resources at their own institutions that can help to diminish the strain on Afranaph infrastructure.
- Is there a plausible argument to be made that your project might eventually receive support outside Afranaph to cover its expenses?