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Textbook Transformation Grants Call for Proposals

CCBYSA 3.0- Written by: Catherine Locks Sarah K. Mergel, PhD Pamela Thomas Roseman, PhD Tamara Spike, PhD

Affordable Learning Georgia has issued a call for proposals for their Textbook Transformation Grants.  The grants support the adoption of low-cost or no cost course materials. This is the second round of Textbook Transformation grant opportunities; the first round resulted in the funding or 30 projects from 19 USG institutions for courses to be taught in Spring 2015. New or resubmitted/revised proposals are requested in four categories for courses to be taught in Summer 2015-Spring 2016. Categories 1-3 and 4 have different funding maximums and deadlines for submission. Please refer to the ALG Textbook Transformation Grants website for complete information.

Two information sessions on the Textbook Transformation Grants Round 2 RFP will be held on October 29 and 30 (details below).

Categories 1-3
– No-Cost-to-Students Learning Materials
– OpenStax Textbooks
– Course Pack Pilots
Deadline for submission: November 30, 2014
Maximum award: $10,800
Semester of initial use in courses: Summer 2015 or Fall 2015

Category 4
– Transformations-at-Scale
This new category will address projects with large-scale impacts requiring more implementation time and/or larger teams. Proposals must address transformations producing one or more of the following large-scale impacts: specific course across multiple sections, multiple courses across multiple sections, department-wide, or multi-institution.
Deadline for submission: December 8, 2014
Maximum award: $30,000
Semester for initial use in courses: Summer 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016

All USG institutions, libraries, and faculty are eligible and encouraged to submit proposals. A maximum of three per campus will be awarded in this round.

Information Sessions
Two webinars for RFP review and Q and A will be held on October 29 and 30, 2014:

October 29, 2014, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
To attend this meeting, click the link below:
Meeting number: 644 219 649
Meeting password: ALGGRANTS

October 30, 2014, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
To attend this meeting, click the link below:
Meeting number: 642 588 557
Meeting password: ALGGRANTS

Download Call for Proposals (PDF)
Download Proposal Form (Word)
Download Proposal Evaluation Rubric (PDF)

If you are an instructor here at GSU who is interested in the Textbook Transformation Grants, please contact your Library Coordinator, Denise Dimsdale, 404-413-2842 or your Campus Champion, George Pullman, 404-413-5854.