TRU OER Development Grant

Deadline to apply: Oct. 15, 2019 at 9 a.m.

The TRU Library, the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching (CELT), and Open Learning are pleased to announce the fall intake for the Open Education Resource (OER) Development Grant.

Developed in part as a response to student needs as outlined in TRUSU’s Open Textbook Grants Program proposal and approved in April 2018, the OERDG program has been extended for 2019/2020 after awarding grants to eight recipients in 2018 and seven more in spring of 2019. Program funding, established by the Strategic Initiative Fund, continues into 2020/21.

Faculty interested in integrating OER into their TRU courses can apply for the OERDG before the deadline of Oct. 15 at 9 a.m.

Application criteria includes:

  • Must be current limited-term, tenure-track, or tenured TRUFA or TRUOLFA members. Note, faculty members, individually or jointly, as well as course teams may submit grant proposals.
  • Complete the application form in full.
  • TRUFA members must secure letters of support from both their dean and department chair.
  • TRUOLFA members must secure a letter of support from the Director of Curriculum Development and Delivery, Paul Martin.

Two grants are available for fall 2019. Each recipient may receive up to $6,500 to use for things such as a course release or to hire research assistants to adopt, adapt, create and/or integrate open textbooks and other OER as their primary course materials. An additional $500 may be available for travel costs required for the circulation and publication of their final OERs.

For more information, check out the Library’s OER grant page:

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