Fall Deadline: September 9th
Applications are now available in the MavGrants system! To apply, log in to the system using your NetID. From the Main Menu, choose Internal Competitions then Proposals and Awards. Create a new application, then choose Affordable Content Grants: OER@UNO from the available competitions. Applicants who are interested in viewing the full grant rubric can visit our OER Research Guide. Grantees will receive $2,500 for the utilization of affordable content. Grant recipients will be notified in October 2019.
Who Can Apply?
Full- or part-time faculty who are interested in converting their courses from traditionally published materials to low or no-cost materials are eligible to apply. Faculty members who are already utilizing affordable content are also encouraged to apply.
Why is Affordable Content Important?
In addition to the financial benefits for students, affordable content encourages a level playing field in which all students have access to materials on the first day of class. There is also research that indicates OER can help with retention and GPA while increasing opportunities for creative pedagogical approaches.
What is Affordable Content?
Affordable Content is anything that is no cost to students. This can include any of the vast OER resources available, library eBooks and journal articles, free content available online, content you’ve created, and more! In order for courses to qualify for the grant, total costs to students must be less than $40/semester.
These grants have been made possible through a Kelly Grant awarded by Provost Susan Fritz and are a joint venture between the UNO Libraries and the Office of Digital Learning.
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