RFP for Miller Mini-Grants Opens for 2022/2023

The ISU Open & Affordable Education Committee is pleased to announce that the request for proposals for the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program is now open for submissions for the 2022-2023 academic year. The program is co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost (SVPP), the University Library, and the Center for Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT). They will be awarded in amounts ranging from $500 to $5,000.

Inspired by the CELT Miller Faculty Fellowship Program, the Miller Open Education Mini-Grant Program provides funding to individuals or teams of instructors interested in adopting, updating, or creating open educational resources (OER) for one of their courses. So long as an instructor has the right to select the material being used in their course, they are eligible to apply for this grant.  

Starting this year, proposals for Creation grants (Level 3 and 4) may propose a timeline of 24 months for their projects to ensure that any content being created with our support is given due time to be properly edited and peer-reviewed prior to publication.  

The Miller Open Education Mini-Grant proposal deadline is April 15, 2022. Please visit the mini-grant website for additional details about the proposal submission and review process.  

We are providing a drop-in Q&A session for applicants in April, to assist with proposal editing and review. Registration for this event is open now.

Those with questions about the grants can contact Abbey Elder at aelder@iastate.edu for support.