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Call for Proposals: Mini-Grants for Zero-Cost and Low-Cost Course Materials

Tue, February 6, 2024 9:35 AM

With funding from the Scholar Transformational Impact Fund and support from the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning (CETL), the UC Merced Library invites faculty (senate and non-senate) to apply for funding to eliminate or minimize course costs for undergraduate or graduate students.

The call for proposals in spring 2024 for summer or fall 2024 courses accepts applications that either 1) eliminate course material costs to zero or 2) reduce or minimize course material costs within certain parameters.

The elimination or reduction of course costs for students may be supported by the adoption of Open Educational Resources (OER), use of UC Merced Library-licensed electronic resources, and/or low-cost resources.

Instructors who receive awards are required to participate in assessment activities related to the effectiveness of the Zero-Cost Course Materials (ZCCM) / Low-Cost Course Materials (LCCM) grant.

Deadline for consideration: Monday, April 8, 2024 (end of day)

Notification of funding decisions: Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Full program details and the application form are available at our Low & No-Cost Educational Resources guide. Information sessions will be held in March, 2024.

Call for Proposals: Zero-Cost & Low-Cost Course Materiasl Grants