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Call for Applications- Second Cycle of Open Educational Resources Instructor Grants

July 25, 2023
Building on a successful 2022-2023 Open Educational Resources (OER) Instructor Grant pilot program completed by 16 NKU instructors who saved students over $50,000 in textbook costs, Steely Library and the Office of the Provost are pleased to announce a new grant cycle. Funds and professional support will be made available to NKU instructors who are passionate about adopting or adapting existing OERs for a fall 2023, spring 2024, or summer 2024 course.

Available grants for 2023-2024: 

Adopt Grant: $500 to find, evaluate, and adopt an OER for an NKU course. 

Adapt Grant: $1000 to find, evaluate, and adapt (through revision or remixing) OER for an NKU course. 

In addition to funding, awardees will receive: 

  • Regular one-on-one consultative support from Steely’s OER Librarian. 
  • Milestone email communication and check-ins, based on a shared project timeline.  
  • Professional guidance on Creative Commons licensing, Canvas integration, open publishing platforms, and resource accessibility. 

Please apply by the end of the day on August 18, 2023 to express your interest. Selection of awardees will be based on projects that:   

  • Replace expensive course materials for NKU students, 
  • are feasible to complete during the 2023-2024 fiscal year, and  
  • clearly articulate a purpose for adopting or adapting OER. 

 In line with Steely Library’s student-first mission, additional consideration will be given to proposals that support or include diverse perspectives, increase the accessibility of openly licensed digital content, or incorporate open pedagogies.

Pre-application consultations are recommended. Book your appointment with the OER Librarian today.  

An information session for the 2023-2024 OER Instructor Grant Opportunity will be held virtually on 7/31/2023 at 10 am. Register if you plan to attend or if you want to receive a recording of the session. The recording will also be made available after the event in the OER Library Guide


For complete information on the OER Instructor Grants, visit the OER Library Guide. Direct questions to Colleen Deel, OER Librarian, at