Deadline (Application): AtlanticOER Development Grants Program

AtlanticOER Development Grants are intended to encourage and support educators in the Atlantic Region in the adaptation, adoption, creation, and curation of open educational resources (OER), and to increase access to course materials for students.

These grants are intended for individuals, departments, groups, and institutions (e.g., educators, teaching and learning centres, libraries, and OER working groups) in the Atlantic Provinces to help achieve the following objectives:

  • To support the creation or adaptation of open textbooks and ancillary materials, such as PowerPoint slides, quiz banks, images, and other digital study or interactive aids
  • To create a variety of OERs developed for use by educators and students in credit-bearing courses
  • To establish supportive events for the development of content for OERs, such as sprints (a collaborative in-person or virtual event to create or adapt an open textbook or ancillary resources)
  • To distribute funds to maximize direct benefit to a wide range of student learners and inquiry across a diversity of disciplines

There are three different tiers of funding that applicants can apply for. Each tier represents a different scope and type of project. OER Sprint projects are also eligible for grant funding. The three tiers are:

  • Creation of a new open textbook (up to $7,000)
  • Adaptation of an already existing open textbook (up to $3,500)
  • Creating new ancillary materials (up to $1,000)

Click here for more details. The application deadline is May 22, 2024.

For questions regarding internal procedure, contact the grants facilitator for your faculty. For additional resources, click here for guidance on internal deadlines and submission processes.