Centre for Flexible Learning (CFL)
July 20, 2017 14:14 Age: 218 days

Call for Expressions of Interest: Grants for OER Course Conversions

Expressions of interest are now open from USP staff for the revision and conversion of courses with Open Education Resources. The goal of this initiative—funded by the Office of the DVC LTSS and managed by the CFL—is to increase the adoption, adaption, and creation of OER by USP faculty to increase student success through zero textbook costs and also to reduce the time and cost of course development.

General information about OER is available at http://openedu.usp.ac.fj/. 

Grant funding of up to $7,000 can be applied for projects that do one of the following:

  1. Up to $3,500: Revise – existing courses to integrate OER and/or free library materials.

  2. Up to $5,000: Develop – Create new courses using OER and/or free library materials.

  3. Up to $7,000: Author – Publish a new OER textbook from existing OER and faculty-authored content to replace the prescribed textbook in a high enrollment course (for use in face-to-face or flexible learning context).

  4. Up to $7,000: Other – Propose a different kind of project not covered by the preceding categories.


Any faculty member responsible for a course at USP is eligible to apply for this funding.

Grant recipients should be willing to share their experiences at USP’s Open Education Week in March 2018. Projects may be collaborative with multiple faculty members across USP. Funded projects will receive instructional design support from CFL.

Applications are encouraged for high-enrollment undergraduate courses. 

Important Dates

  • Proposal deadline: July 31, 2017
  • Awards announcement:  August 4, 2017

Project timelines may vary but must be completed  4 weeks before the start of each semester in 2018.


To view the application form, visit: https://goo.gl/forms/qWDgLE0W5g9Tz1RZ2

Any questions can be sent to openedu(at)usp.ac.fj