Application details for the OER Grant


Potential applicants can learn more about OER and the program by viewing a recording of last year’s informational webinar:

View a recording of the Webinar

You can also learn more at our Affordable and Open Educational Resources guide. Applicants may also contact Social Sciences Librarian Teresa Schultz at with any remaining questions.

Last year's application form content

The web form asked applicants to submit information including:

  • Applicant name
  • Applicant rank/position/department
  • Names and positions of other project partners
  • Approval of funding plan from the unit head. Do you have your chair’s or dean’s approval? (Y/N)
  • Course information:
    • course name,
    • number, section/s,
    • what is the average enrollment per semester across all the sections that will adopt the OER?
  • Do you currently require a textbook or other material that students must pay for that would be replaced by an OER? (Y/N)
  • Have you passed the University’s basic web accessibility course? (Y/N)
  • Have you met with a librarian to explore finding a possible OER for your course OR have you found some potential options? (Y/N)
  • If you have found some potential OER options, please include links to them.
  • The grant can provide an extra $1,000 for projects that will require adapting (i.e. extensive editing) an existing OER. If you would like us to consider this for your project, please explain in the text field your plans for adapting an OER and why adapting the work is needed.
  • Is the proposed OER central or peripheral to the course? (Is it the primary resource or ancillary?)
  • What problems, if any, do you anticipate? (e.g., will students be challenged to access the resources, are there time constraints or technology barriers, etc.)