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Open Educational Resources (OER)

OER Grant Opportunity

GEER-funded Open Educations Resources Grants

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) is now seeking applications from Texas Higher Education Institutions the Open Educational Resources (OER) Course Development and Implementation Grant Program.

From the THECB:

There are two categories of grants:

  • Development Grants – matching grants of up to $25,000 to support faculty teams in developing new OER for online course delivery. Cross-institutional collaboration is required for development grants; and

  • Implementation Grants – matching grants of up to $5,000 to support faculty or teams of faculty in the redesign of courses for online delivery using existing Cross-institutional collaboration is encouraged for implementation grants.

Contingent upon the amount of funding available, the THECB expects to present three rounds of grant awards under this RFA: Nov. 17, Dec. 15, 2020, and Jan. 11, 2021. Materials developed/utilized for the grant program will be housed in the Texas OER repository (OERTX). View the full Request for Applications here.

For more details and to apply:


DOE Open Textbook Pilot Program

The 2020 application period for the Open Textbook Pilot program is now open. The grant competition by the U.S. Department of Education will award approximately $6 million in federal funds to higher education institutions to create or expand the use of open textbooks. This is a prime opportunity to seek funding to support effective and impactful open education work.

 The Open Textbooks Pilot program supports projects at U.S. institutions of higher education that create new open textbooks and expand the use of open textbooks in courses that are part of a degree-granting program, particularly those with high enrollments. The program is funded by Congress and administered by the U.S. Department of Education through the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE).

- summary from Nicole Allen of SPARC

Closing date for submissions is Nov 16. For more details and to apply:

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