In 2023, applicants will be able to submit applications for projects in three categories:
The fall 2023 deadline for grant applications will be
Friday, October 13 Deadline extended to Friday, October 20. Projects funded in fall 2023 should aim to pilot newly selected or developed course materials in spring, summer, or fall 2024.
The next grant deadline will be in the spring semester (Friday, March 22), for projects that will pilot their new course materials in fall 2024 or later.
Please email the OER Department with any questions about the grant program or application process.
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 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.
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.