Curriculum Development Grants

Asian and Global Studies Course Development Grants

The University of Washington’s Center for Global Studies, South Asia Center, Southeast Asia Center, and East Asia Center 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.

Application requirements for the Asian Studies Grants, a list of past awardees, and syllabi can be found here.

For questions about Global Studies Grants, please contact Tamara Leonard at

CGS Course Development Grants for UW faculty 

The Center for Global Studies invites applications forCourse Development Grants in order to support new course development or major revision to existing courses 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 global literacy, security, environment, and/or global health. CGS will also prioritize proposals that emphasize concrete strategies and plans to address inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in a course.

Given the recent effects of the global pandemic on teaching, we are especially interested in courses that: 1) Demonstrate modularity with respect to online learning and technologies, and 2) Have built-in adaptability to transition between an online and in person environment, whether synchronously or asynchronously taught.

UW faculty at all levels from all disciplines and campuses of the University of Washington are encouraged to apply. The amount per award is usually between $1,500 – $2,000. Faculty may submit only one application.

DEADLINE:  The 2021 competition is now closed. Please check back in Winter 2022 for new details.

Questions? Please contact Tamara Leonard, Center for Global Studies Managing Director, at