Good day Ferris,
A dictionary has already been submitted for Mando'a, it now just needs further editing before being admitted. Work such as this will is really just collation work for reference doesn't get the same level of funding as some of the research projects and white papers as less scholarly activity is required.
I know you said you were interested in writing an essay on the Jedi & Sith, which there is a project still available at the moment, perhaps this would suit ou better and has a funding value of 3m on it.
Balance guide you,