(via Emily Gilbert, IACRL Past President)
IACRL is still accepting applications for the OER Campus Kickstart: Award for Growing Illinois OER Programs. This is an exciting opportunity for smaller campuses without much support for OER programming to get a program started. The intended outcome is collaboration between academic faculty and librarians to implement Open Educational Resources in their courses and help establish OER programs on their campus. Applications are due Friday, March 31.
Awarded applications will receive $500 toward implementing OER in a course during the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters. Faculty and librarian collaborators are free to decide how the $500 award is used. For example, the funds may be used entirely as financial incentive for faculty, collaborators may split the funds how they see fit as a financial incentive, or use the funds to purchase necessary supplies. 5 applications will be selected to each receive a $500 award.
For more details and a link to the application, please see this page on the ILA website.