GLAD Grant Application Open!
Globalizing the U - Integrating Asian, Latin American and Middle East Studies across
What is GLAD?
The UU’s Asia Center, Center for Latin American Studies, and Middle East Studies Program,
with support from the Office of Global Engagement’s Global Learning across Disciplines
(GLAD) program and the U.S. Department of Education, seek to promote the meaningful
inclusion of Asian, Latin American, and Middle Eastern content into existing courses
taught by University of Utah faculty.
Our overarching goal is to expand opportunities for students across campus to gain
global and intercultural knowledge by enhancing their study of international regions
outside of North America while learning core disciplinary knowledge and fulfilling
core graduation requirements. By enriching the international content and cross- cultural
perspectives in a wide range of UU courses, and by collaborating with faculty members
to meet global learning outcomes, we seek to strengthen the internationalization of
curriculum across the entire university and to enhance the global learning of students
from all majors and colleges.
To meet this goal, we invite proposals from UU faculty members to modify existing
courses that they teach in ways that add at least 25% of new course content (e.g.,
assigned readings, lecture content, films, research papers and other assignments)
that focuses upon Asia, the Middle East or Latin America.
How much can I be awarded?
Awards will range from $1000-$2000 depending on how much area studies content is added
to the course. Lower amounts, toward the $1,000 range, will be awarded to faculty
members whose proposals add 25% content from one world region to a class. However,
faculty can receive additional support, total award approximating $2,000, if their
course content reaches 25% on 2 or 3 of these world regions (e.g., 25% Asia and 25%
Middle East) or if their course redesign results in 50% of content, or more, in one
world region. For example, courses on religion and philosophy could incorporate perspectives
and studies conducted within or pertinent to the Middle East or Middle Eastern populations;
courses focusing on domestic issues related to immigration could add transnational
or international content to the class to reflect migration from Latin America to the
United States or between Asian countries; courses on Gender Studies might incorporate
case studies and perspectives from Latin America, Asia, and/or the Middle East. Courses
on Environmental and Sustainability Studies might focus upon climate change impacts
and adaptation in regions of Asia (or Asia, Latin America and the Middle East); or
an existing class that already has significant international content by focusing on
Europe, Africa, or Asia could add content from another world region.
Who is eligible?
The funds from this mini-GLAD grant will be allocated to faculty in order to incentivize
the addition of international areas studies content into courses that they teach.
Both tenure-line and career-line faculty who are lead instructors of the proposed
courses are eligible to apply. Award funding may be used to reimburse costs to attend
relevant workshops, purchase books or other instructional materials, travel for research
and content creation, hire an undergraduate or graduate assistant to assist with course
planning, or other purposes. Additionally, awarded funds may be used to pay faculty
members a summer salary supplement; however, benefits will be deducted from the total
award amount on awards paid as summer salary.