Course Development/Redevelopment Application - EnviroLab Asia
EnviroLab Asia is a 5C initiative that seeks to advance scholarship on environmental issues in East and Southeast Asia. In May 2017, the Henry Luce Foundation awarded EnviroLab Asia a $1.4 million grant to expand its activities at the Claremont Colleges. EnviroLab Asia invites 5C faculty to apply for an opportunity to develop a new course or redevelop an existing course on environmental issues, themes, and ideas of East and/or Southeast Asia. Faculty will receive a $3,000 stipend to redevelop a course, and $6,000 to a develop a new course. The application is due April 6, 2018 for courses to be taught in Fall 2018. Applicants need not have a background in Asian Studies. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds, and strongly encourage applicants from the Sciences and/or non-Asian Studies backgrounds to apply.

Proposals will be evaluated based on the guiding principles of EnviroLab Asia, summarized below:
• Create a space for the production of new knowledge about the interaction between nature, the built environment, and human populations in Asia
• Utilize cross-disciplinary approaches
• Encourage 5C exchanges between and across campuses, utilize the current resources at the Claremont Colleges, and/or encourage community-building between and among 5C campus communities
• Increase faculty and students’ capacities to effectively influence debates on environmental issues as well as present innovative solutions to challenges resulting from environmental problems

We plan to develop a community of students and scholars interested in this area of research by asking faculty awardees to:
• To meet other awardees to exchange information and share stories on how to teaching environmental issues in Asia and give an informal presentation on their course.
• Encourage your students to participate in EnviroLab Asia events and activities

We ask those who receive course development or redevelopment awards to provide a copy of the course syllabus, and participate in assessment activities related to the class (surveys, administering surveys with students, participation in discussions) that will be used to evaluate the program and create reports to the Foundation. Stipends will be released after the course has been taught for the first time.

For more information: please see the website ( or Facebook page (

A list of past redeveloped courses may be found here:

Deadline: April 6, 2018

If you have any questions, please email:Karin Mak, Project Administrator of EnviroLab Asia, at

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If applying for a course redevelopment, describe how the course has changed. We ask that a minimum of 25% of the course be redeveloped to incorporate environmental issues in Asia, though more is encouraged. (Please respond in 200 words or less.)
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