Grants to Infuse East Asian Content, Context, and
Connections into NC Community College Courses

Proposals due March 31, 2012!

World View, in collaboration with Duke's Asian/Pacific Studies Institute, is facilitating grants to community college educators to help them create modules to infuse East Asian content, context and connections to courses they teach.

Grants provide $750 to compensate for time and materials and to fund a research trip to UNC. 

Our intention is to support the addition of East Asian content to existing courses that have little or no such content. Preference will be given to proposals that develop regularly taught and/or required courses, and courses that affect large numbers of students.

Guidelines for modules

Please use the module format for your proposal. The proposal does not have to be a complete module. It simply outlines the module. Proposals should include the following sections.

1. Course number and short description of course.
2. Description of module.
3. Objectives (what skills and knowledge students will gain from module).
4. Methodology (lectures / discussion / class projects / audio visual / blogs, etc.).
5. Evaluation - what percentage of the course grade the module will count.
6. Resources It is not required that you fill this in at this time, as the UNC library specialists can help with this. However, you can list any resources you already know you will use.


Please submit a 1-2 page outline proposing what you plan to do in you module using the proposal cover sheet in #1 below.

Examples of international modules for courses are available in #2 below. This will give you an idea of what the modules look like.

Please call Neil Bolick at 919-843-5332 or email him at if you have questions or need additional information.

1. Proposal Cover Sheet
2. Examples of international modules

The Asian Pacific Studies Institute is the focal point of research and teaching on the Asian/Pacific region at Duke University. Started in 1981, today APSI has more than 30 full-time faculty members at Duke and 20 affiliated faculty members from regional universities. It is the largest center for research and teaching on East Asia in the Southeast. APSI helps develop various curricular activities in the larger community of schools and colleges and provides resources for the study of East Asia.APSI also administers the Global East Asia Studies Center, a Title VI National Resource Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education. The Center sponsors conferences, research, and teaching initiatives on a regular basis.