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OER Grant Announcements

The CCBC OER Committee is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for the  CCBC OER/Alternative Textbook Grant Program!

Any faculty member who is working to adopt, adapt, create or maintain OER content for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 courses is invited to submit an application.  This program is funded by CCBC and Barnes and Noble@CCBC and is managed by the CCBC OER Committee. 

Faculty may apply for $500 to $2500 to implement or maintain OER for their courses. Grant applications must be submitted to Jamie Witman, by Friday, April 19, 2019. 

The applications will be reviewed by the OER Grant Committee and successful applicants will be notified by email no later than May 15, 2019.  Greater weight will be given to applications that include a team of faculty, collaboration across campuses or implementation in multiple sections of a course.

Please contact Cynthia Roberts,  or Jamie Witman,   if you have questions about this program or the application process.

Please find the grant application and information document with specific application instructions below.

Call for Proposals: 2019 M.O.S.T. High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is pleased to announce a call for proposals for the 2019 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program to strategically support Maryland public higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice.  This year, the Mini-Grant Program will support projects in the following categories:

  • Adopt/Adapt OER ($500 - $1,500): Targets OER adoption in a high enrollment course for which high-quality OER content already exists.
  • Scale OER ($1,500 - $2,500): Targets projects with a vision, plan, and commitment to develop an OER pathway.
  • NEW for 2019! Create OER ($1,500 - $2,500): Targets OER creation in a high-need discipline/meta-discipline to fill gaps in existing OER content.

Grants will be distributed by the end of FY18-19 for Spring 2019 project planning and development and Fall 2019 OER implementation.  Proposals must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, March 15, 2019.

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