Resources for Educators

Curriculum Development Grants

21st Century Asian Studies Grant 

As part of the Global Competencies in 21st Century Asian Studies initiative, the University of Washington’s Center for Global Studies and Asian Studies offers grants for Community College full time, part time, and adjunct faculty for new course development, revision of an existing course, or creation of a new course module, all to be taught at their current institution. Faculty from all disciplines are welcome to apply. Please note: this grant also includes the former Soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus and the languages of the regions of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia and the Caucasus. Additional funding for project related travel to Asia may also be available to successful applicants on a case by case basis.

More information about the 21st Century Asian Studies initiative and application requirements can be found here.

CGS Curriculum Development Grant for UW faculty 

The Center for Global Studies invites applications for Course Development Grants in order to support new course development in line with the funding priorities of our Title VI federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education.  Preference will be given to new courses that focus on our grant priority areas of security, environment, or global health.  Preference will also be given to course proposals that incorporate collaborative online learning (COIL), utilize innovative teaching methods (flipped classroom, digital and online learning tools), and connect with less commonly taught language (LCTL) courses.

Faculty from all disciplines and campuses of UW are encouraged to apply. The amount per award is $2,000.  Faculty may submit more than one application.

Your application should be sent to Tamara Leonard (, and should include the following information:

  1. Your name, email address, and phone number
  2. Title and number of proposed course
  3. A course description that includes: a course rationale within your department’s curriculum and the University; an outline of assignments, readings, and other innovations in the course; and learning goals and outcomes, particularly as they relate to Title VI priorities noted above.
  4. Expected enrollment size
  5. Quarter and year in which the course will be taught first, and how often this course will be taught thereafter
  6. Cross-listing options with other departments, including JSIS
  7. Since these funds will be distributed as compensation, they must be disbursed when you are not receiving regular income.

This grant application is now closed. Please consider applying next year!