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The Carolina Asia Center is committed to supporting the teaching of Asia to students across North Carolina, and a concrete way to get Asia knowledge into the state’s K-12 classrooms is to teach about Asia to pre-service teachers at UNC system Schools of Education.

Faculty members who teach at least one course at a School of Education, College of Education, or pre-service teacher program in a UNC system school are eligible for course development grants of up to $1,000, with the purpose of adding Asia-related content to existing courses or developing new courses with Asia-related content. (NB: The content should address Asia, not just Asian-Americans. This funding comes from the US Department of Education specifically for global education.)

To submit an application, send a 1-2 page proposal, your curriculum vitae, a 1-page proposed timeline and a 1-page budget to Kevin W. Fogg, kfogg@email.unc.edu. Please also arrange for an email to Dr. Fogg to confirm that the proposed course will be taught—this can come from a department chair or dean, as appropriate at your institution. The CAC evaluates proposals based on feasibility and measurable impact on Asia-related instruction at the home institution.

Deadline: May 10, 2021

These grants are possible through the pan-Asia National Resource Center grant that the CAC holds from the US Department of Education. All grants are subject to federal and state guidelines.

Grant Usage Policy:

  • Awards can be requested to support stipends, supplies and/or travel reimbursements (NOTE: Stipends are subject to taxes).
  • Currently, only domestic travel is possible; we are unable to fund proposals with international travel at this time.
  • The reimbursement for the grant implementation must be claimed by the date specified, or an extension for the grant implementation must be requested from the Carolina Asia Center.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Faculty members are required to report on any increase in or improvement of Asia content in classes or publications as a result of the grant upon its completion. Faculty members are also required to provide any instructional materials created as a result of this grant to the Carolina Asia Center.