OER/Affordable Course Materials Grant Program, 2021-2022
Funded through WSU HEERF Funding
Adopt an existing textbook or other educational resource which significantly reduces costs for students.
Funded at up to $500
Adapt one or more existing OER, customized to your instructional needs.
Funded at up to $2,000
Create or author new learning materials that will be licensed openly.
Funding depends on project scope, ranging from $3,000 for an individual project to $20,000 for a departmental project that includes major course re-design for high enrollment courses.
Apply for an OER Grant
Weber State Stewart Library strives to support student success by removing barriers to course materials. Open educational resources are a new avenue of making course materials affordable and accessible. Apply for an OER Grant here.
Preparing your Proposal
To apply for an OER Grant please have the following information ready:
- Your department, campus affiliation, role (instructor, staff, other) and contact info
- Names roles, and a brief description of any collaborators
- Project title and type (Adopt, Adapt, Create)
- Name/number/title and delivery method of course in which you will use OER*
- Average course size*
- Which semesters you plan to use the OER*
- Project summary that includes
- A) Rationale for applying for the OER Grant that includes amount of funding needed and how that funding will be used
- B) anticipated timeline of grant project that includes milestones towards completion and expected implementation semester
- C) a description of how the use of open resources will improve your course
- D) a description of how your project will contribute to the open education community
- E) a description of how you will ensure any OER adopted, adapted, or created will meet university accessibility guidelines
- A letter of support for your project, signed by your Dean or Department Head
*Information denoted by an asterisk is optional but will help our team review your application
- Potential to reduce student expense, such as replacing a high cost textbook or the impact on a large number of students in high enrollment courses.
- Feasibility to meet HEERF-funding deadline of May 2022.
- How they will contribute to the open education community, such as through Creative Commons licensing and filling a gap in available course materials for a given subject.
- Preference may be given to required general education courses and to courses selecting OER as their primary text.