Open Oregon seeks grant proposals that implement high-impact, collaborative projects in support of open education and reduced textbook costs for students. Grant funding of $200,000 is made available by the Oregon Community College Distance Learning Association.
Proposals are invited in four categories:
- Adopt – Redesign your course to incorporate an existing open textbook or open course contentas is ($500 per person, capped at $3,000 per course; let us know if you have a very large department that needs special consideration). Apply for an Adopt Grant
- Revise/Remix – Remix existing open educational resources and create new open content to bridge gaps in available resources to enable a fully open course. New content may add missing chapters to existing OER or create ancillaries such as quiz question banks, lecture slides, or lab manuals ($1500 per person, capped at $9,000 per course). Apply for a Revise/Remix Grant
- Author – Create a substantially new open textbook or open course where it is possible to demonstrate that quality resources are not currently available to meet learning objectives ($5,000 per person with a project cap of $30,000 per course). Apply for an Author Grant
- Other – Propose a different kind of project not covered by the three categories above (up to $30,000). Proposals should directly use grant money rather than re-granting smaller amounts to other applicants. Apply for an “Other” Grant
Completed application forms are due Friday, January 29, 2016. The grant committee will notify applicants by Monday, February 29, 2016. Project timelines may vary but must be completed by June 1, 2017.
For more information please visit the Open Oregon website. Or contact Amy Hofer, Coordinator, Statewide Open Education Library Services at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-722-6482