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.