UW Asian and Global Studies Course Development Grant

UW Asian and Global Studies Course Development Grants for Community College Faculty

The University of Washington’s Asian Studies and Global Studies Centers seek proposals from Community College full-time, part-time, and adjunct faculty for the development of a new courserevision of an existing course, or creation of a new course module that incorporates area studies centered on Asia into their curriculum.

Applications that address the following themes are encouraged (but not required): inclusive health and education; environmental justice and climate change; technology, democracy, and security; and migration, displacement, and refugees.

While the grant does not support language classes, faculty from all other disciplines are welcome to apply. Courses or modules must be offered at your current institution before the end of the 2023-24 academic year.

This year’s competition prioritizes proposals that emphasize concrete strategies and plans to address inclusion, equity, and accessibility in a course. Given the recent effects of the global pandemic on teaching, we will particularly privilege courses that demonstrate modularity with respect to online learning and technologies.

Successful applicants will receive the award upon delivery of a revised or new syllabus or module plan and formal confirmation of the quarter and year that the course will be taught. Successful applicants will also be asked to provide a confirmation of course status during the first week of the quarter in which it is taught. This should include information for course enrollment, mode of delivery and other pertinent updates.

Award Categories:

  • Development of new module for 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

View grant criteria and definitions

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

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 11:59pm PST

Apply Now: Fill out the online application form

Questions? Please contact Nick Gottschall, South Asia Center Managing Director, ntjg@uw.edu

Highline College faculty: if your project proposal includes the study of South Asia, you may also be eligible for a Peer-to-Peer Course Development Grant from the South Asia Center – learn more


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

Center for Global Studies

East Asia Center

South Asia Center

Southeast Asia Center