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 or requests for consultation to palsave@palni.edu.

This rubric will be used to evaluate proposals. For more information, view the Full Call for Proposals here.

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

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