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Open Education Grant Program Now Accepting Proposals

by Michelle Reed February 7, 2018
Sign that reads "Come in, We're Open"

UTA Libraries are now accepting proposals for the UTA CARES Grant Program. Funding of up to $10,000 per project is available to support work that advances the practice of open education. Applications will be accepted in three categories until March 19.

UTA will save students over $168,000 in Spring 2018 due to the use of open educational resources (OER) and other free materials in place of high-cost, commercial textbooks and bundles. UTA faculty who have transitioned to these types of resources spoke about their experiences in the Libraries’ Textbook Hero Video Series.

To fuel continued growth in this area, year two of the UTA CARES Grant Program will prioritize adoption of OER and other zero-cost content. The Libraries will host open office hours during Open Education Week to help UTA educators locate open and affordable course content to use in their courses. Bring your syllabus and stop by Central Library’s B20 classroom for one-on-one assistance.

Monday, March 5, 10 a.m. – noon

Tuesday, March 6, 10 a.m. – noon

Wednesday, March 7, 2 – 4 p.m.

Thursday, March 8, 4 – 6 p.m.

Additional consultation times are available by appointment. Learn more about UTA CARES grants and apply here:




Image Credit: "Come In WE'RE OPEN" was created by Leo Reynolds and is licensed CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.