Luis Camacho Caballero is aiming to port these languages to computer systems using automatic speech recognition. He will use Linux-based systems for the project.
Caballero, a Peruvian, was one of 14 It professionals to receive one of the 2016 scholarships.
He hopes to complete work on the first language, Quechua, which his grandparents spoke, by the end of 2017 and then begin work on other languages.
The language is spoken by about eight million people in Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia but is under threat of extinction because the only language supported by the governments in these countries in Spanish.
Caballero said he gotten involved in the project after being exposed to automatic speech recognition for English six years ago. " I knew that I had to do ASR for Quechua, it's my contribution to preserve my heritage," he said.