Open Educational Resources Grant Application

Applications for the Sherratt Library OER Grant are accepted on a rolling basis. Start your application today!

Application document

All applicants are welcome to make a copy of a pre-formatted application. Otherwise, you can use the following information to create your application materials before submitting to Chris Younkin, Scholarly Communications Librarian (

Application information

Professional Information

  • Name:
  • Department/Program:
  • Date:

Course Information

  • Course name and number:
  • Average enrollment:
  • Number of sections per semester:
  • Semester(s) offered:

Current Textbook Information

  • Title:
  • Typical cost:
  • Estimated savings for student if OER is adopted:

OER Plan Narrative

Please address the following questions as they relate to your project plan (2 pages maximum).

  • How do you plan to replace the current textbook for the course (i.e. explain how you plan to adapt existing materials or create your own materials)?
  • Is the proposed OER central to or peripheral to the course?
  • What formats and/or platforms will be used (e.g. pdf, website, video, etc.)?
  • How will students access the content?
  • How will copyright issues be addressed (e.g., if creating OER and utilizing content owned by 3rd parties, is the use of copyrighted material allowable under fair use or through a Creative Commons license)? Learn more about copyright at the Sherratt Library.
  • Will you require support from colleagues at the Libraries or other campus units (e.g., to identify or compile resources, consult on copyright or accessibility issues)?
  • What problems do you anticipate (e.g., will students be challenged to access the resources, are there time constraints or technology barriers, etc.)?
  • When do you plan to implement the content adopted, adapted, or created via this proposal?
  • What are your anticipated outcomes and how will you know they were achieved?

Additional information

Priority will be given to applicants looking to integrate OER into high enrollment General Education courses.

Faculty/instructors may submit as often as they choose; however, priority will be given to those who have not utilized OER in the past.

Completed applications should be submitted to Chris Younkin, Scholarly Communications Librarian at