The Open & Affordable Education Committee is pleased to announce that the request for proposals for the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program is now open for submissions for the 2021-2022 academic year. These mini-grants are co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost (SVPP), the University Library, and the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT). They will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.
Inspired by the CELT Miller Faculty Fellowship Program, the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program is now in its fourth year. The mini-grants provide funding to individuals or teams of instructors interested in adopting, updating, or creating open educational resources (OER) for one of their courses. OER are defined as “educational materials that are free of cost and access barriers, and which also carry legal permission for open use.”
Proposals are being currently being sought for projects to be completed in the 2021-2022 academic year. The proposal deadline is April 18, 2021. Please see the attached RFP document or view the grants website for additional details. We are providing a Q&A session for applicants in April to assist with proposal editing and review. Registration for this event is open now.