Textbook Creation Grants

With support from Lilly Endowment, Inc., the PALSave Textbook Creation Grants Program is funding the creation of new OER textbooks. To apply for the 2023-2025 cohort, send the proposal requirements listed in the Call for Proposals document to palsave@palni.edu by January 15, 2023. 

Program Resources (licensed CC BY): 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 is awarding 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 are invited to submit textbook creation proposals for courses they teach. Textbooks may cover any discipline at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. We seek proposals for complete textbooks geared toward a specific field of study, which meet the inclusion criteria for the Open Textbook Library

Notifications of acceptance will be sent March 1, 2023. For questions about the program, or the requirements, please contact palsave@palni.edu.

Congratulations to the 2021 and 2022 awardees!

CohortAuthor(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
2021-2023 (publication deferred)Gabriel VanoverHanover CollegeCenter Stage: An Introduction to the Theatre
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
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