Open Educational Resources Grant Program (State Funded)

2022 Grant Cycle – Coming Soon!

An Open Educational Resource (OER) is a teaching, learning, or research resource that is in the public domain or has been released under an intellectual property license that permits the free use, adaptation, and redistribution of the resource by any person.

The OER Grant Program is a competitive program that provides grants to Texas public institutions of higher education to adopt, modify, redesign, or develop courses using only OER. The statutory authority for the OER Grant Program is in Texas Education Code, Section 61.0668, and the rules that govern the program are in Texas Administrative Code Rules 4.230-4.238.

2020 Grant Cycle Program Purpose

The 2018 and 2020 OER Grant Program cycles were competitive program that provides grants to selected individual or teams of faculty at Texas public institutions of higher education to adopt, modify, redesign, or develop courses using only OER. The statutory authority for the OER Grant Program is in Texas Education Code, Section 61.0668, and the rules that govern the program are in Texas Administrative Code Rules 4.230-4.238.

Applications for 2020 Grant Cycle closed on July 20, 2020. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) encouraged applications from all eligible faculty members. The THECB awarded two categories of grant awards under this RFA:

Development Grants:

A maximum of $25,000 to faculty or teams of faculty to develop new or substantially improve existing OER for one or more high-enrollment Texas Core Curriculum (TCC) courses, focused on TCC courses that account for the majority of credits transferred among institutions. These grants should be matched with contributions from the institution or institutions (contributions can be in-kind).

Implementation Grants:

A maximum of $5,000 to faculty or teams of faculty to support the substantial redesign of one or more TCC courses to incorporate OER.

Contingent upon the amount of appropriation available, the THECB awarded six Development Grants and 14 Implementation Grants for the biennium ending August 31, 2021.

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Inquiries regarding the Open Educational Resources Grant Program should be directed to OERGP.

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