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Grants are now available for academic authors in open textbook publishing.

by The Library on 2024-04-17T09:58:44+10:00 | 0 Comments

Open textbooks help bring equity and access to education by enabling  authors to  publish free, openly-licensed content to support the university’s SDG Goals.

Western University Library are participating in the CAUL OER Collective which provides institutions an opportunity to publish open textbooks written by their authors on the Pressbooks platform. 

After last year’s success,  CAUL (Council of Australian Libraries) are once again welcoming expressions of interest for grants offered through their OER Collective.

You can view local examples, here

There are six grant opportunities available across three award categories:

  • Kickstarter Grant
  • Indigenous Content or Knowledge Grant
  • Targeted Subject Commission – Health Sciences, including nursing.

Grants of up to $5,000 are available for the development of open educational texts through the CAUL’s Open Textbook Collective Project.

Key Dates:
Expressions of interest close:       3 May 2024
Recipients announced:                   17 May 2024
Completed submissions:                31 December 2024

Expressions of interest close at 12:00 midnight (AEST) on Friday 3 May 2024.

Expression of interest template, grant guidelines and further details are available on the OER Collective website.

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