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UTA CARES Grant Program: Home

Information on grants that support the adoption, modification, and creation of open educational resources (OER) at UTA.

As colleges and universities across the country seek ways to make education more affordable and increase student success, a growing number of educators are adopting open educational resources (OER). OER are free teaching and learning materials that are licensed to allow for revision and reuse The cost of commercial textbooks and other resource packages, which has been rising at an unsustainable rate for decades, demands exploration of alternative publishing models. Teachers, authors, and other stakeholders have responded, resulting in a large corpus of educational materials suitable for courses at a variety of levels in nearly every discipline.

UTA Coalition for Alternative Resources in Education for Students


The UTA CARES Grant Program, sponsored by UTA Libraries, was established in 2017 to support educators interested in practicing open education through the adoption of OER and, when no suitable open resource is available, through the creation of new OER or the adoption of library-licensed or other free content.  Additionally, the program promotes innovation in teaching and learning through the exploration of open educational practices, such as collaborating with students to produce educational content of value to a wider community.

All awards are competitive.


Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis in 2022. However, we recommend submitting applications before April 1 for projects beginning in fall 2022 and before October 1 for projects beginning in spring 2023.

Applicants will be contacted within two months about the status of their application.

UTA CARES Grants Reimagined Survey

The UTA CARES Grant Program will be reimagined in 2021 to expand support for OER usage across campus. 

Please share your suggestions for the UTA Libraries’ open education program here.




The UTA CARES Grant Program is currently accepting applications for all award categories.


2020 Press Release - UTA Libraries Awards Four Faculty with UTA CARES Funds for OER Adoption and Creation

2019 Press Release - UTA Libraries Awards Five OER Grants

2018 Press Release - UTA Libraries Funds Five Educators to Lower Textbook Costs