UW Asian Studies Development Grant

As part of their Global Competencies in 21st Century Asian Studies initiative, the University of Washington’s Asian Studies and Global Studies Centers seek proposals by 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.

As part of their Global Competencies in 21st Century Asian Studies initiative, the University of Washington’s Asian Studies and Global Studies Centers seek proposals by 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.

UW Asian Studies Development Grant

Award Categories:

  • Development of new module to an existing course: $2,000
  • Complete revision of an existing course: up to $3,000
  • Development of a new course: up to $4,000

Successful applicants may be granted access to UW Library and other resources and may partner with UW faculty when practicable.

Successful applicants will receive the award upon delivery of a revised or new syllabus or module plan. Winning syllabi will be posted online and student evaluations will be required after the course is taught.

Additional funding for project related travel to Asia may also be available to successful applicants on a case by case basis.

Please note that courses or modules must be offered within two years of grant application. For a list of grant proposal criteria and definitions, please click here.

Application Instructions

Applicants must provide a maximum four page (excluding attachments) application that addresses the following:

  1. Personal and Departmental Information
    1. Name of applicant
    2. Department/Discipline
    3. Contact information (email, telephone)
    4. Applicant’s signature
  1. Project Scope
    1. If a new course, indicate such as well as course number and title
    2. If a complete revision of an existing course, indicate such as well as course number and title
    3. If a new module added to an existing course, indicate such as well as course number, title, and unit topic
  1. Project Proposal (two pages)
    1. Description of content
    2. When the new course/revised course/module will be taught
    3. Statement of learning objectives/outcomes
    4. Outline of classroom methodologies and activities/out of class assignments/experiential components
    5. List of products proposed (for example: syllabus, handouts, student activity materials, pre- and post-tests, maps, charts, study guides, articles, review questions)
    6. Explanation of how the proposed project internationalizes the curriculum on your campus
  1. Additional Required Materials (attachments)
    1. Email from Divisional Dean to indicate proposal approval and confirmation that proposed course or module will be offered within two years.
    2. Applicant C.V.

This grant views Asia in broad terms. Applicable countries include: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, East Timor, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Tibet, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam. Proposals may cover multiple countries.

The grant competition for 2019 is open.

Please send all application materials to Samuel Ostroff, Managing Director of the South Asia Center, at sostroff@uw.edu with the subject line “[Your Last Name] UW ASCDG Application.” The application deadline is June 2, 2019  at 11:59 PM PT.

The UW Asian Studies Development Grant is an initiative from the Jackson School’s Asia and Global Studies National Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education.