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Course Development Grants

Taiwan Studies Course Development Grants

The Taiwan Studies Program at the University of Washington is offering a grant for UW faculty to develop courses related to Taiwan.

Courses must feature “Taiwan” in the course title. Preference in funding will be given to courses that have a greater focus on Taiwan. The Taiwan Studies Program welcomes global, transnational, comparative, or area studies approaches from social science, humanities and other disciplines.

$2000: Courses centered on Taiwan
$1000: Courses that include Taiwan in a comparative or global perspective

The course should be added to the official Time Schedule and withered (temporarily cross-listed) with the Jackson School of International Studies. The Time Schedule and MyPlan course title need to include “Taiwan.” Funds may be disbursed as summer salary or research funds. Disbursal will occur the summer after the course is taught, and is contingent upon receiving the syllabus, course enrollment numbers, course evaluation quotes, and a short write-up to feature on the Taiwan Studies Program website.

The annual deadline for courses planned for the following academic year is November 15th.

Example: Proposals for courses planned for Academic Year 2023-2024 are due November 15th, 2022.

Please submit the following to to apply:

1. Your name, email address, and department
2. Title and home department of proposed course
3. When the course will be offered in the following academic year
4. Course description, including:

  • How Taiwan fits into the course content
  • Course readings and assignments
  • Targeted students and expected student enrollment
  • Whether the course will be elective or mandatory in any degree or department requirements
  • Whether the course has been taught before, and if so, how the course is changing as a result of the grant
  • Which departments will be cross-listed/withered

Questions may be directed to