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Open Educational Resources: Grant Opportunities for Faculty

A guide for faculty to assist with finding and adopting quality Open Educational Resources that help reduce the cost of course materials for students


ROTEL: Remixing Open Textbooks with an Equity Lens
Call for Grant Proposals: Apply for a $3,000 -$5,000 stipend
Proposals OPEN NOW: Applications due by Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Salem State is part of a consortium – the Open Textbook Coordinating Council (OTCC) – that has received a federal grant from the Department of Education to fund an exciting new OER initiative: Remixing Open Textbooks through an Equity Lens (ROTEL): Culturally Relevant Open Textbooks for High Enrollment General Education Courses and Career and Professional Courses at Six Public Massachusetts Colleges. 

The OTCC project team is seeking grant applications from faculty at six Massachusetts public higher education institutions to remix and develop accessible, intentionally inclusive open educational resources (OER) that reflect students’ local and lived experiences to improve student learning outcomes (particularly from underserved communities). Administrative and tech support provided, plus a stipend up to $5,000. A press release about this is here. 

Applications are due Tuesday, Oct 19, 2021. See the ROTEL website for full details and to apply.

OER "Zero-Cost" Mini-Grants and OER Faculty Learning Communities (FLC) Grants
Call for proposals: Awards from $500 to $750
Applications OPEN NOW: Due by Friday, October 15, 2021


Salem State's Viking OER & Textbook Affordability Initiative is seeking applications from faculty for two types of OER-related activities:

Option 1: Zero-Cost Courses Grant 
$500 mini grants for up to 15 faculty who are support "zero cost" courses, where the total cost of course materials for students is $0. Eligibility: Full-time and part-time faculty who have developed a "zero cost" course for Fall 2021 or who plan to develop one for Spring 2022.

Applications are due Friday, October 15, 2021Click here for more information and to apply.


Option 2: OER FLC Leader Grant 
for 2-3 faculty who commit to developing an OER Faculty Learning Community (FLC) for Spring 2022. We are seeking applications from OER FLC facilitators. We request that you submit your name and the names of a minimum of 3 or up to 4 additional people who are willing to participate in your FLC. Faculty members will receive $500 each. 
Applications are due Friday, October 15, 2021. Click here for more information and to apply.