Are you interested in reducing course material costs? Are you teaching in an upcoming semester? Consider applying for the Library, Museums and Press’s  Open and Affordable Teaching Materials grants! You’ll get great support from the Faculty Commons partners throughout the process, and can choose the path that meets your interests and your course needs 

The grants are designed to support course material affordability and significantly reduce costs for students; to promote the use of open and affordable educational resources; and to empower you to transform your course with open, free or existing Library-licensed materials. You can:

  • Get started in a small course: Those who teach can apply for a $500 grant to enrich an existing small course (49 students or fewer) by incorporating open educational resources or Library-licensed materials into their teaching materials.
  • Get started in a large course: Individuals or teams teaching multi-section courses can apply for a $1,000 grant to enrich a large enrollment course (50 or more students). Additional funds may be available for teams working on course sequences or multi-section courses.
  • Make existing open educational resources better: Individuals or teams can apply for a grant of up to $1,000 to adapt an existing open educational resource to fit the needs of their course through substantial alterations, edits or remixing.

If you have an idea about how you’d like to reduce materials costs for your course, we encourage you to get in touch with your subject librarian or with Meg Grotti, project lead and assistant head of instructional services, at A quick consultation can help your application be successful, and save you time in searching for open materials.

The deadline for proposals is Monday, May 3, 2021. All faculty and instructors of record for a course are eligible to apply.

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