Textbook Creation Grants

With support from Lilly Endowment, Inc., the PALSave Textbook Creation Grants Program is funding the creation of five open textbooks.

We invite faculty members from PALNI-supported institutions 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.  

Grant funding of up to $6,500 is available per accepted proposal, with an individual author maximum of $5,000. While joint authorship proposals are welcome, the lead author must be a faculty member employed at a PALNI-supported institution. PALNI will coordinate peer review, copyediting, layout, and hosting services.

To apply, send proposal requirements to palsave@palni.edu by January 15, 2021.  You may also send questions about the program to palsave@palni.edu.

Proposal Requirements

  1. CV or Resume of Lead Author 
  2. Completed PALSave Textbook Creation Grant Application (Make a copy of this document to complete the application.  Completed applications should not exceed 10 pages.)

Project Timeline

  • October 1, 2020: Call for proposals open
  • January 15, 2021: Deadline for all proposals
  • March 1, 2021: Grantees notified
  • March 2021 [exact date TBD]: Kickoff workshop/webinar 
  • Fall 2023: Projected textbook completion

For more information, view the Full Call for Proposals here.

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