The M.O.S.T. OER Grant Program strategically supports Maryland public higher education institutions’ efforts to increase access, affordability, and achievement for students through the incorporation of OER into teaching practices.

The M.O.S.T. initiative OER Grant Program was launched to enhance OER efforts at 2- and 4-year public higher education institutions across the state.

To date, the mini-grants have supported 83 projects at 24 institutions across Maryland.

2020 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Program

The Maryland Open Source Textbook (M.O.S.T.) initiative is seeking proposals for two grant programs in 2020.

Faculty OER Mini-Grants

The 2020 M.O.S.T. Faculty OER Mini-Grants will provide recipients with unique opportunities to engage in communities of practice related to teaching with OER, creation of OER in high-need areas, and evaluation of OER use in relation to student success.

Available grants for 2020:

  • Adopt/Adapt OER ($1,000 grant + Participation in the M.O.S.T. Teaching Fellows Program);
  • Create OER ($2,000 grant + Participation in the M.O.S.T. Textbook Success Fellowship Program); and
  • Evaluate OER ($3,000 grant + Dedicated Coaching)

Institutional OER Grants

New  for 2020, two institutions will be awarded $20,000 grants to support significant advances in OER adoption, scaling, and sustainability in support of student success.

Visit the 2020 OER Grant Program page to download the Request for Proposals. Proposals must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 28, 2020.


since 2017

83 projects supported at

24 institutions resulting in

$10.4M in cumulative savings

  • 2018 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Grantees
    • Anne Arundel Community College

      Phil Terry-Smith, Associate Professor & Department Chair

      Introduction to Sociology
    • Baltimore City Community College

      Shawn Lane, Coordinator of Business Programs

      MGMT 222 Principles of Business Management

      Paul Long, Associate Professor

      ENG 101 College Composition

      Malathi Radhakrishnan, Professor

      BIO 102 Principles of Biology

      Nataliya Reznichenko, Assistant Professor

      Precalculus I: College Algebra;
      Precalculus II: Trigonometry and Analytic Geometry
    • Bowie State University

      Karen Cook-Bell, Associate Professor

      History 202 U.S. History Since 1865
    • Carroll Community College

      Joyce Davis, Assistant Professor

      BIOL 215 Microbiology
    • Community College of Baltimore County

      C. Eric Cotton, Assistant Professor

      General Chemistry I and General Chemistry II

      Jignasa Rami, Assistant Professor

      Applied Algebra and Trigonometry

      Patricia Rhea, Associate Professor

      HLTH 101 Health and Wellness
    • Coppin State University

      Katherine Cameron, Associate Professor

      PSYC 210 Applied Psychology
    • Frederick Community College

      Debra Morlier, Assistant Professor

      General Psychology

      Jessica Young, Assistant Director of Distributed Learning
      and Adjunct Faculty

      Human Growth and Development
    • Frostburg State University

      Deborah Devlin, Lecturer

      Math 119 College Algebra
    • Garrett College

      Christa Bowser, Associate Professor

      Biology 101 General Biology I
    • Hagerstown Community College

      Joan Bontempo, Associate Professor

      ART 101 Introduction to the Visual Arts

      Michael Harsh, Professor

      ENG 102 Composition and Literature
    • Harford Community College

      Jessica Adams, Professor

      Trigonometry; Pre-Statistics; and Statistics
    • Prince George's Community College

      Michael Smith, Department Chair and Associate Professor

      INT 1010 Introduction to Information Technology
    • Salisbury University

      Zachary Townsend, Lecturer, Health & Sport Sciences

      FTWL 106: Lifelong Fitness and Wellness
    • Towson University

      Nathan McNew, Assistant Professor

      Calculus I
    • University of Baltimore

      Kristin Conlin, Reference & Instruction Librarian

      INFO 110 Introduction to Information Literacy

      Stanley Kemp, Associate Professor

      ENVS 201 Human Ecology

      Jennifer Keohane, Assistant Professor and Director

      Oral Communication, CMAT 201 Communicating Effectively

      Carey Miller, Student Success and Transitions Coordinator

      IDIS 101 First-Year Seminar

      Terese Thonus, Professor and Writing Program Director

      WRIT 301 Writing and Research in the Arts and Sciences
      WRIT 302 Writing and Research in the Social Sciences
      WRIT 303 Writing and Research in Business
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

      Gabriela Vlahovici-Jones, Lecturer

      ENGL 203 Fundamentals of Contemporary Speech
    • University of Maryland, College Park

      Sara Lombardi, Lecturer

      BSCI 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
      BSCI 202 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • Wor-Wic Community College

      Susan Davis, Instructor

      BIO 101 Fundamentals of Biology
  • 2017 High-impact OER Mini-Grant Grantees
    • Anne Arundel Community College

      Donald Orso, Professor

      PSY 111 Introduction to Psychology

      Robyn Toman, Professor

      MAT 036 College Algebra Foundations
      & MAT 037 Introduction to College Algebra
    • Baltimore City Community College

      Patricia Edwards, Coordinator, Academic Services

      PRE-100 Preparation for Academic Achievement

      Malathi Radhakrishnan, Associate Professor

      BIO 102 Principles of Biology

      Karen Shallenberger, Professor

      PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
    • Bowie State University

      Horacio Sierra, Assistant Professor

      ENGL 102 Argument and Research
    • Cecil College

      Rebecca Walker, Director

      Academic Program Support,
      SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology
    • Community College of Baltimore County

      Donna Mandl, Department Chair

      MNGT 140 Business Law

      Nelda Nix-McCray, Associate Professor

      SOCL 101 Introduction to Sociology

      Patricia Rhea, Associate Professor

      HLTH 101 Health and Wellness

      Jason Spiegelman, Associate Professor

      Jennifer Pemberton, Associate Professor

      PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology

      Dennis Sullivan, Assistant Professor

      MNGT 150 Principles of Marketing
    • Chesapeake College

      Matthew Hatkoff, Instructor

      Biology 101 Fundamentals of Biology
    • Coppin State University

      Katherine Cameron, Associate Professor

      PSYC 201 General Psychology
    • Frostburg State University

      Deborah Devlin, Lecturer

      Nazanin Tootoonchi, Assistant Professor

      Sarah Dumnich, Assistant Professor

      Justin Dunmyre, Assistant Professor

      MATH 116 College Algebra

      Justin Dunmyre, Assistant Professor

      MATH 236 Calculus I
    • Howard Community College

      Karen Kyger, Assistant Professor

      ENGL-099 Integrated Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking
    • Towson University

      Jennifer Scott, Associate Professor

      Alex Storr, Associate Professor

      ASTR 161 General Astronomy
    • University of Maryland Eastern Shore

      Courtney Harned, Freshman Composition Coordinator, Lecturer

      ENGL 101 Freshman Composition

      Bonni Miller, Lecturer

      ENGL 204 Introduction to Fiction;
      ENGL 205 Introduction to Drama
      ENGL 206 Introduction to Poetry
      ENGL 207 Introduction to Creative Writing
    • Wor-Wic Community College

      Alketa Nina, Associate Professor

      MTH 154 College Algebra & Trigonometry