Curriculum Development Grants

Asian and Global Studies Course Development Grants

The University of Washington’s Center for Global Studies, South Asia Center, Southeast Asia and Its Diasporas, 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 languages of the regions of East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Central Asia.

Click here for more information on application requirements for the Asian Studies Grants, a list of past awardees, and syllabi.

For questions about Global Studies Grants, please contact Phil Shekleton at

Application Deadline: January 31, 2024.

CGS Course Development Grants for UW faculty

The 2024 competition will be announced early spring.

The Center for Global Studies invites applications from UW faculty for course development grants that 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 or incorporate our grant priority areas of inclusive health and education; environmental justice and climate change; technology, democracy, and security; and migration, displacement, and refugees. 

CGS encourages proposals for courses that emphasize practice-based learning and that have a broad appeal. CGS will also prioritize proposals that emphasize concrete strategies and plans to address inclusion, diversity, and accessibility in a course. 

Eligibility and amount: 

Course development grants are awarded on a competitive basis, with the online application normally announced during Winter Quarter. 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 $2,000 – $4,000. Faculty may submit only one application per year. 

Questions? Please contact Phil Shekleton, Center for Global Studies Managing Director, at