Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

Call for Proposals: South Asia in the World Course Development Grant

October 2, 2017

Call for proposals: course development & course collaboration to aid in the diversification of South Asia in the curriculum for courses taught in the 2018-2019 academic year.

The South Asia in the world initiative aims to enrich Brown's South Asia course offerings by expanding the concept of South Asia to an interdisciplinary and transnational rubric that incorporates the humanities and social sciences, including but not limited to studies of critical race, post-colonialism, the Indian Ocean, and Silk Road Studies. Courses should aim to have at least 25% South Asia content, or clear reasoning as to how a course develops students understanding of South Asia in the world. Funds can be used for new course or to invigorate previously taught courses.

Faculty whose course proposals are approved will be provided with up to $1,000 (for individual course development) or up to $2,000 (for collaboration proposals) for in course development funds based on the submitted budget. Funds may be used for material expenses related to course development; for guest speakers, fields trips, and other course-based events during the semester a seminar is offered; and for supporting undergraduate students who collaborate with faculty in designing and delivering the courses.

Eligibility: All regular Brown University faculty; collaborations with RISD or other institutions are encouraged.
Deadline: November 3, 2017 
To Apply:  Applications available on UFunds