Textbook Creation Grants

With support from Lilly Endowment, Inc., the PALSave Textbook Creation Grants Program is funding the creation of new OER textbooks. Applications for the 2023-2025 cohort closed on January 15, 2023. 

Program Resources (licensed CC BY): Informational Session Video and Slides (November 1, 2022), Call for Proposals, Application, Rubric, Timelines, Lead Author Agreement, Kickoff Slide Deck, Author Guidelines, Content Tracker Template, Suggested Third-party OER Contributor Guidelines, and Peer Review Guide.

PALNI’s PALSave Textbook Creation Grants Program awarded funding to faculty members from PALNI-supported institutions to create open textbooks. These resources will be freely available on the web, reducing costs to students enrolled in courses in the future. Financed with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., each author will receive up to a maximum of $5,000 with a cap of $6,500 per proposal. The grants run in overlapping two-year cohorts.

Faculty members from PALNI-supported institutions were invited to submit textbook creation proposals for courses they teach, covering any discipline at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Proposals for textbooks geared toward a specific field of study, which meet the inclusion criteria for the Open Textbook Library were sought. 

For questions about the program, or the requirements, please contact palsave@palni.edu.

Congratulations to the awardees!

CohortLead Author(s)InstitutionTextbook Working Title
2021-2023 (pilot)James McGrathButler UniversityThe Bible and Music
2021-2023Nathan WillowbyAnderson UniversityMorality for Professionals: Developing a Moral Conscience through Christian Virtue Ethics
2021-2023Scott Kaschner & Amber RussellButler UniversityLinear Transformations on Vector Spaces
2021-2023Paul Bible & Lucas MoserMarian UniversityAn Open Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms
2021-2023Yuriko Ikeda & Julia BaumgardtMarian UniversityComunidades
2022-2024Cara MillerAnderson UniversityWriting and Digital Media
2022-2024Arbin ThapaliyaFranklin CollegeUltrasound Physics and its Application in Medicine
2022-2024Mark LattaMarian UniversitySocial Action Writing: Public Narratives and Methods of Community
2023-2025Karen JonesHuntington UniversityCurriculum Development for Christian Ministry
2023-2025Cibele WebbSaint Mary’s CollegeConcepts of Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Methods
2023-2025Vanessa YoungSaint Mary’s CollegeComparative Vertebrate and Human Anatomy: Ecology, Evolution, and Function
2023-2025Jennie MitchellSaint Mary-of-the-Woods CollegeLeveraging Data Visualization to Communicate Effectively
2023-2025Angela Pacheco-GonzalezTaylor UniversityCultures and Civilizations of the Hispanic Countries
2023-2025Laura Merrifield WilsonUniversity of IndianapolisThe Exciting Dynamics of State and Local Government
2023-2025Jennifer AbbottWabash CollegePublic Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm, 2nd ed.

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