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Highline College Course Development Grant in South Asia Studies

Highline College and South Asia Center at the University of Washington

The application period for the 2021 competition has closed. 

As part of an ongoing partnership, Highline College and the South Asia Center (SAC) in the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington are accepting applications for the UW-Highline Peer-to-Peer Course Development Grant for Academic Year 2021-22.

Funded by the South Asia Center, a U.S. Department of Education Title VI National Resource Center, this grant supports the development of new or revised South Asia Studies courses or modules (in any discipline) by Highline faculty in collaboration with UW faculty affiliated with SAC. This program offers successful applicants an opportunity to add new course content or modules to their current teaching, as well as engage with their academic peers at UW. You will revise an existing syllabus or develop a new syllabus or module that enhances or increases South Asian Studies course content at Highline, while gaining valuable experience through networking and other professional development activities.

In addition to courses that focus on the geopolitical region of South Asia, which includes the countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, proposals that situate South Asia in broader, transnational contexts (including Asian-American and Ethnic Studies) are welcome.

Work with UW faculty

South Asia faculty at UW are leaders in a variety of fields, and train undergraduate and graduate students in 33 departments and 10 colleges across campus. Their fields of research and teaching include language and linguistics, history, gender and women studies, architecture, global health, economics, anthropology, political science, religious studies, engineering, business and more.

Explore the list of UW South Asia Center faculty here.

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

Application instructions

This grant opportunity uses the application system for UW Asian and Global Studies Development Grants.

(Note: you will automatically be considered for both South Asia Center and Asian & Global Studies grants if your project proposal is eligible. No need to submit multiple applications.)

For application instructions and requirements, visit the link below.

The application period for the 2021 competition has closed. 

Questions? Contact Nick Gottschall, South Asia Center Managing Director, at ntjg@uw.edu.