Call for Proposals:
2021 M.O.S.T. OER Grant Program

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is excited to announce the following grant opportunities for AY 2021-2022.

Applications are due March 1, 2021.

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2021 OER Grant Program Informational Webinar

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Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is seeking proposals for its Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program, which supports faculty efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students at all of Maryland’s postsecondary institutions through the incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice.

The 2021 M.O.S.T. faculty mini-grants are for those faculty interested in unique opportunities to engage in communities of practice related to teaching with OER, creation/revision and publication of OER in high-need areas, and evaluation of OER use in relation to student success. 

Available grants in 2021:

  • Adopt/Adapt OER ($1,000 grant + Participation in the Lumen Circles Community of Practice);
  • Create/Revise and Publish OER ($2,000 grant + Participation in the Rebus Textbook Success Program); and
  • Evaluate OER ($3,000 grant + Dedicated Coaching)

Download 2021 M.O.S.T. Faculty OER Mini-Grant Program Request for Proposals 

Institutional OER Grant Program

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is seeking proposals for the Institutional OER Grant Program, which supports strategic institutional efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students at all of Maryland’s postsecondary institutions through more systemic incorporation of open educational resources (OER) into teaching practice.

For 2021, two or three institutions will be awarded $20,000 grants to support significant advances in OER adoption, scaling, and sustainability in support of student success. In addition, grantees will receive strategic planning and implementation support for their projects from M.O.S.T. in the form of consultations and regular monthly check-ins.

Institutions applying for these grants should be able to articulate a vision for how OER will help them achieve strategic goals, such as:

  • developing and assessing OER pathways (such as across general education or several required courses in a major),
  • creating tighter connections between the use of OER and evidence-based practices in teaching, or
  • building the infrastructure to support faculty adopting OER into their teaching practice.

Applications should also explain how the campus will nurture and sustain this next-level work after the funding period ends.

Download 2021 M.O.S.T. Institutional OER Grant Program Request for Proposals 

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Click here to learn about previous grantees.  If you have any questions about the program or the application, please reach out to us at most@usmd.edu