Open Educational Resources Grant Program

OER grant webinar

Potential applicants can learn more about OER and the program by viewing a recording of last year’s informational webinar. You can also learn more at our Affordable and Open Educational Resources guide.

A University Libraries initiative to reduce the cost of course materials.

The grant deadline has now passed. Please check the Libraries site in the future for further funding opportunities.

About the grant

The OER grant will fund projects to migrate existing course materials for classes at the University of Nevada, Reno to open educational resources (OER).

The grant is open to all academic faculty. The amount of funding will range based on the average student enrollment per semester across all sections of a course that will adopt an OER:

  • $1,500 for a course with less than 100 affected students per semester
  • $2,500 for a course with between 100 to 300 affected students per semester
  • $3,500 for a course with more than 300 affected students per semester

If instructors anticipate they will need to make substantial adaptations to available OER for their course, they can request an additional $1,000 as part of the application; they will need to explain in the application the need for an adaptation and plans for what they will do.

Open educational resources are any material used in the classroom to help students learn that have been made freely available online and licensed for others to reuse and adapt them, often with a Creative Commons License. Examples include textbooks from the OpenStax program.

Get answers to key questions about the grant