Educator Programs

Asian and Global Studies Course Development Grants


The application deadline for 2021 has now passed. Please explore this page for more information on 2021 grant criteria, and check back next year.


This Course Development Grant invites proposals from Community College full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty for the development of a new course, revision of an existing course, or creation of a new course module that incorporates area studies centered on Asia* or thematic topics (such as global literacy, health, environment, and security) in the region, into their curriculum.

While the grant does not support language classes, faculty from all other disciplines are welcome to apply. View a list of grant proposal criteria and definitions.

The 2021 competition prioritized proposals that emphasized concrete strategies and plans to address inclusion, equity, and accessibility in a course.

Award Categories:

    • Development of new module to an existing course: up to $2,000
    • Complete revision of an existing course: up to $3,000
    • Development of a new course: up to $4,000
Successful applicants received the award upon delivery of a revised or new syllabus or module plan and formal confirmation of the quarter and year that the course will be taught. Successful applicants were also asked to provide a confirmation of course status during the first week of the quarter in which it is taught. This included information for course enrollment, mode of delivery and other pertinent updates.

Courses that were not be taught by the end of the 2021-22 academic year were not eligible for consideration.

*This grant views Asia in broad terms. Applicable countries include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam. Proposals may cover multiple countries.

Questions? Please contact Nick Gottschall, South Asia Center Managing Director, ntjg@uw.edu


The UW Asian and Global Studies Development Grant is an initiative of the Jackson School’s Asia and Global Studies National Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.