Call for Open Educational Resource grant applications

Research Excellence | Strategy 9: Knowledge Exchange
Theme: Collaboration

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President, Academic, UBC Vancouver is pleased to invite the UBC community to apply for the Open Educational Resources (OER) Rapid Innovation and Implementation Grants.

The UBC Vancouver OER Fund, established through the UBC Academic Excellence Fund in 2019, aims to support affordable and inclusive access to learning materials through the adaption, adoption, development, and integration of open educational resources in UBC credit courses. At launch, UBCV committed $1-million over a four-year period to support OER initiatives. In the first year of the program, the OER Fund provided funding to over 25 faculty, staff, and student OER projects.

The OER Fund consists of two grant pathways:

OER Rapid Innovation Grants: Grants of up to $2,000, which are available to the UBCV community for innovative activities that increase open educational resources development, awareness and capacity building. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the year’s funds are exhausted.

OER Implementation Grants: Grants of up to $25,000 for UBCV faculty who wish to incorporate open educational resources as the primary materials into their UBCV credit courses. The application deadline for this grant is Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, at 3:00 p.m.

For more information and to apply, visit http://open.ubc.ca/oer-fund.To read more about open education resources and their use at UBC, please visit the Open UBC website.