The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) Initiative is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for the 2022 OER Grant Program.
For 2022, 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 2022 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 and the creation and publication of OER in high-need areas.
Available grants in 2022:
- 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)
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 2022, selected 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.
Download 2022 M.O.S.T. Institutional OER Grant Program Request for Proposals
All proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, March 1, 2022. NOTE: Any applications must first be routed to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) — before they are submitted. UMBC faculty should work with the grant staff in their units or College to prepare and route their applications.
Join us on Friday, January 21, 2022 from 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET for an Informational Webinar to learn more about the grant requirements and expectations for successful grants. We will also answer any questions about the grants at that time. Register for the Informational Webinar
Please feel free to share this information with interested faculty and staff. If you have any questions, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for your support in increasing access, affordability, and achievement for all Maryland higher education students through open educational resources (OER).