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Submit a Proposal for the M.O.S.T. 2021 OER Grant Prost

Faculty and Institutional OER grants available

February 12, 2021 9:43 AM

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Initiative is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the 2021 OER Grant Program. For 2021, M.O.S.T. is seeking proposals for two grant programs. Learn more below. 

Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program
The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is seeking proposals for its Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program, which supports faculty efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students at Maryland's postsecondary institutions through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice. 

The 2021 M.O.S.T. faculty mini-grants are for those faculty interested in unique opportunities to engage in communities of practice related to teaching with OER, creation and publication of OER in high-need areas, and evaluation of OER use in relation to student success. For 2021, this program is open to all postsecondary institutions in Maryland, both public and private.

Available grants for 2021:

  • Adopt/Adapt OER ($1,000 grant + Participation in the Lumen Circles Community of Practice);
  • Create/Revise and Publish OER ($2,000 grant + Participation in the Rebus Textbook Success Program); and
  • Evaluate OER ($3,000 grant + Dedicated Coaching)

Institutional OER Grant Program
The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative  is seeking proposals for the Institutional OER Grant Program, which supports strategic institutional efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students at Maryland's postsecondary institutions through more systemic incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice. 

For 2021, two or three institutions will be awarded $20,000 grants to support significant advances in OER adoption, scaling, and sustainability in support of student success. In addition, grantees will receive strategic planning and implementation support for their projects from M.O.S.T. in the form of consultations and regular monthly check-ins. For 2021, this program is open to all postsecondary institutions in Maryland, both public and private

Institutions applying for these grants should be able to articulate a vision for how OER will help them achieve strategic goals and explain how the campus will nurture and sustain this next-level work after the funding period ends. 

Access and Review Request for Proposals

All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, March 1, 2021.  

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Please feel free to share this information with interested faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at most@usmd.edu

Thank you for your support in increasing access, affordability, and achievement for all Maryland higher education students through open educational resources (OER).
 

MJ
 
Dr. MJ Bishop
Associate Vice Chancellor and Director
William E. Kirwan Center for Academic Innovation
University System of Maryland
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