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OER Program Funded Grants

The University of Regina OER Publishing Program funds two grants for the development of open educational resources. Faculty, instructors and staff who want to adapt, adopt or create open educational resources.    

The Program adopts the Hewlett Foundation definition of OER:

“OER are teaching, learning and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use or re-purposing by others. Open educational resources include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software and any other tools, materials or techniques used to support access to knowledge.”

From this definition, OER range from full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks and supplementary teaching resources, such as PowerPoint slides and test banks.

There are two separate grants being offered:

  1. OER Small Project Grant: This grant assists interested faculty and instructors with undertaking small OER projects, such as the creation of supplementary materials, and helps them to get started using existing OER.
    • Examples of projects: creation of PowerPoint slide decks, test banks, images and videos to support an existing open textbook or lab manual
    • Approximate time-line for project creation: 4-6 months
    • Funding available: up to $3,500 per application
    • Download the application form OER-Publishing-Program-Small-project-grant-applicationform.docx
  2. OER Creation and Adaptation Large Project Grant: This grant is meant to support faculty and instructors to undertake large open projects. This type of project requires larger budgets and commitments from participants in terms of time (course releases, research assistance) and resources (instructional design, peer review, editorial).
    • Examples of projects: new open textbook creations, major adaptations, transformation of a set of open educational resources into a textbook
    • Approximate time-line for project creation: 2-3 years
    • Funding available: up to $25,000 per application
    • Download the application form OER-Publishing-Program-Large-Grant-Applicationform.docx

 

Need help with your application?

The OER Program is available to work with you and your department to complete your application. Please email Isaac Mulolani at open.textbooks@uregina.ca.