|State or Federal?|
|The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education - Open Textbooks Pilot Program provides funding for projects at institutions of higher education (IHEs) to create new open textbooks or expand their use of open textbooks while maintaining or improving instruction and student learning outcomes. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that demonstrate the greatest potential to achieve the highest level of savings for students through sustainable, expanded use of open textbooks in high-enrollment courses or in programs that prepare individuals for in-demand fields.|
Eligible applicants are IHEs that lead the activities of a consortium that is comprised of at least three IHEs, an educational technology or electronic curriculum design expert, and an advisory group of at least five employers. IHEs must also have demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of open educational resources.
Applicants must meet all three absolute priorities in this solicitation:
1) Improving collaboration and dissemination through consortia arrangements
2) Addressing gaps in the open textbook marketplace and bringing solutions to scale
3) Promoting degree completion
|Most Recent/Current Due Date|
|Aug 29, 2018|
|Most Recent RFP Release Date|
|Jul 30, 2018|
|Total Possible Multi-Year Award|
|# of Awards|
|Annual or Multi-Year?|
|Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education|
|Total Amount Available for All Grants|
There are an estimated 1-3 awards. The estimated range of awards is $1,500,000 to $4,950,000. There will be no award higher than $4,950,000, the maximum amount available.
There is one additional competitive preference priority that will earn an applicant up to 10 additional points: using technology-based strategies for personalized learning and continuous improvement.
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