Application and requirements

All K-State faculty and instructors are eligible to apply for a grant. The award may be used at the discretion of faculty to create or implement their open or alternate textbook. Faculty creating an open access textbook are encouraged to contact the Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship about publishing with New Prairie Press.

2021 - 2022 application deadlines

  • Friday, December 3, 2021
  • Friday, April 15, 2022
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Acceptable resources

The development or adoption of open/alternative resources might include any of the following or a combination:

  • An existing open access textbook
  • An existing Open Educational Resource (OER)
  • Faculty-authored materials
  • Any Creative Commons or other publicly licensed material (TedTalks, YouTube videos, Wikimedia Commons etc.)

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The below materials are not eligible for funding:

  • Commercial e-text versions of an existing print textbook
  • Textbook rentals
  • Existing textbook alternatives already in use by faculty; retroactive funding is not available.
  • Modifications of existing textbook alternatives already in use by the applicant will have low priority, but may be funded in special circumstances. OATI is no longer able to support revisions or new editions of previous grant funded projects with its 10% of course fee returns. Faculty interested in compensation for versioning should reach out to their departments.


Application and award information