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UTA CARES Grant Program

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

UTA CARES Grant Application

Beginning in 2023, there will be only one application for all categories of the UTA CARES Grant. Click the "Apply Now" button below to go to the application form.

There is no option to save the application form and continue later, so please be prepared to complete your application in one sitting

Prepare the documentation you will need to upload as part of your application ahead of beginning your application. Applications for all types of grant require:

  • Letter of support from your Department Chair, Director, Dean, or another UTA colleague who can attest to departmental support for OER projects
  • Project narrative - see the Project Narrative Template document for more details

The next application deadline is Friday, October 13. 

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Application Deadlines

The UTA CARES Grant has two application deadlines per year: one in the spring semester and one in the fall semester. Successful applicants should plan to pilot their newly selected or created course materials within the next two long semesters after acceptance (i.e., the following spring or fall for fall grants or the following fall or spring for spring grants).

The application deadlines for academic year 2023-24 are:

  • Fall: Friday, October 13
  • Spring: Friday, March 22

Applications submitted after a deadline will be held until the following deadline for consideration. Grant award decisions will be made within two months of the deadline.

How to Apply for the UTA CARES Grant

Before applying

Completing the application

  • Applications for all types of UTA CARES Grant should be submitted using the same application form
  • There is no option to save the application form and continue later, so please be prepared to complete your application in one sitting.
  • Applicants will receive an email confirming receipt of the application from OER Department staff.
  • Submitted applications will be checked for completion using the grant application checklist, which will be linked in the box below. If a submitted application is incomplete, OER Department staff will contact applicants to collect any missing information, but these applications will receive the lowest review priority.

Application review

  • Members of the UTA CARES Grant review committee will review applications in the order they were received. Reviewers will evaluate applications using the grant review rubric, which will be linked on this page.
  • After considering an application, reviewers may ask applicants for clarification or more information about a project. Reviewers may also determine that a project belongs in a different grant category, and applicants may be asked to resubmit portions of the application in these cases.
  • The review committee's decisions will be communicated to applicants within two months of the application deadline.

Important Application Resources