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Apply for OAT Program Awards Now through April 7

January 27, 2021
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Applications for Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Program awards are open now through April 7, 2021.

Applications for Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Program awards are open now through April 7, 2021.

Administered by Rutgers University Libraries, the OAT Program awards $1,000 research funds to full- or part-time faculty/instructors or curriculum developers at Rutgers who make their courses more affordable for their students through the use of low-cost materials, library content, or open educational resources.

Using open educational resources (OER) in your teaching is an impactful way to provide equitable access to learning materials, ensuring that all your students have a fair chance at meeting their academic goals and removing financial barriers that disproportionately affect students in marginalized groups. These resources also give you more control over your course content and enhance the student experience by allowing you to incorporate a broader, more diverse set of ideas and perspectives into your teaching.

In addition to the course redesign awards, this year we are piloting a new $3,500 research fund award for the creation and development of a completely new open textbook. More information will be available on our website in February.

To date, the OAT Program has saved students across the university more than $5.7 million. Please will consider applying and help the Libraries reduce the barrier of textbook affordability for even more Rutgers students!

For more information or to apply, visit the OAT Program website.