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).