The Zero-Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) grant supports instructors who wish to eliminate course materials costs for students and promote universal access to course materials.
The UC Merced Library is currently accepting ZCCM proposals that will bring course costs to zero for courses offered in summer or fall 2023. Faculty and lecturers who wish to replace commercial materials with Open Educational Resources (OER) and/or library licensed material are encouraged to apply for a ZCCM grant by March 27, 2023.
Two award opportunities are available.
- $1,000 for the adoption of an existing Open Education Resource (OER) and/or use of Library-licensed materials.
- $1,500 award for modifying and using an existing OER.
Full program details including an updated application are available at https://libguides.ucmerced.edu/oer/zccm.
Drop-in sessions about the grant are offered at the following times:
- Friday, March 10, 2023 12:30 to 1:20pm https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/84519847986?pwd=N212d3FZUHcrRHRzTXhybDhMVzZTQT09&from=addon
- Thursday, March 16, 2023 11:30 to 12:20 https://ucmerced.zoom.us/j/84661650921?pwd=T2kzVFZiNHNHYWxtRGptSWxEcnhKQT09&from=addon
This is now the second call for applications since the program received Scholar Transformational Impact Funds. We anticipate funds to support faculty and lecturers with ZCCM grants through spring 2025. Email email@example.com or contact Sara Davidson Squibb, AUL for Research & Engagement firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have.