Call for Professional Development Proposals—Tibet and Himalayan Studies

The Center for Asian Studies has funding available for CU Boulder faculty members who would like to develop Tibet and Himalaya related curricula for new or existing courses.

CAS will offer two faculty awards for the creation or significant revision of an undergraduate course on Tibet and the Himalaya area in any discipline or College. This opportunity is offered as part of a larger two-year initiative funded by a US Department of Education Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) grant. Funding will be provided for faculty to develop new courses with Tibet/Himalaya content or revise existing courses to add Tibet/Himalaya content, in order to enhance the area studies curriculum and build toward the Certificate of Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. Two $1500 stipends will be awarded.

Application Information:

All grants will be made in the amount of $1500 to support faculty engaged in curriculum research and development. Awards will be paid as 2022 summer salary (subject to taxes and withholding), or as reimbursement for travel or related expenses. 

Please complete a Professional Development Grant Application and submit, along with appropriate attachments, to Proposals are due to CAS on Monday, May 16, 2022.

Award recipients will be asked to submit a report and syllabus for the new course during the fall semester following the award date. New or revised courses must be considered for cross-listing with Asian Studies. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for future CAS faculty awards.  

Please direct any questions to CAS Executive Director Danielle Rocheleau Salaz (

The Center for Asian Studies has received a grant from U. S. Department of Education's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) program for AYs 20-23. This page will be updated as the new program comes into focus. Please contact us at for more information.

Meet our new Tibetan and Himalayan Studies Instructor:

Tenzin Tsepak

Thanks to a grant from the US Department of Education, CAS has been able to create a new Instructor of Tibet and Himalayan Studies position which will be filled by Tenzin Tsepak this fall. Tsepak comes to us from Indiana University, where he has just completed his PhD in Central Eurasian Studies. Tsepak will be teaching ASIA 1700 Introduction to Tibetan Civilization; ASIA 4300 Open Topics in Asian Studies – Encounters: Tibet, the Himalayas and the West; TBTN 1110 Colloquial Tibetan I; and TBTN 1210 Modern Literary Tibetan I. Check out these great new courses!

A&S Magazine - With new scholar, center launches Tibetan and Himalayan certificate

Below you will find information about grant-funded Tibetan and Himilayan-related courses and programming, as well as ongoing courses on the region. If you know of anything we should add to this resource, please email

We will update this site as new developments arise, so keep checking back!