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.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis

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 amount of funding will be $1,500 per course and the grant is open to all academic faculty. 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.

Individuals, teams, and departments/programs may submit proposals describing a project to:

  • Adopt an existing open textbook (or other educational resource)
  • Adapt existing open educational resources to their instructional needs

Smaller awards may be awarded for faculty who are already using open educational resources but wish to perform maintenance, revision, further adaptation, or expansion.

Get answers to key questions about the grant