OER Fellows grant guidelines

An open textbook, with a pair of glasses laying upside on the right hand side and a few pens lying in the centre.

Application Deadline extended until April 8, 2022!

The OER Fellows Program is a pilot program (2022-2023) sponsored by the Library that provides a total of $15,000 in grants to support the uptake of open educational resources (OER) at the University of Waterloo. Making learning materials freely accessible and available to the Waterloo community is part of the Library's mission.

Any project that develops OER for use in a Waterloo course is eligible. The grants can be used to:

  • design and create original resources,
  • adapt existing resources (ex. revising an open textbook for a Canadian/Waterloo context), or
  • develop resources that mix original and adapted content.

All materials created under the program must be licensed under the Creative Commons copyright regime and made publicly available. In addition to working on their projects, OER Fellows would be expected to share their work in progress and demonstrate their finished products at periodic events arranged by Waterloo's OER Working Group. A final project report will also be required.

Amount per grant: up to $5,000

Application Deadline: April 1, 2022 April 8, 2022

Apply through the OER Fellows grant application form. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1, 2022, and will have until April 30, 2023 to complete their projects.

Information Session: March 10, 2022, from 11AM-noon. Presentation slides available: 


Questions? Just ask

Lauren Byl (Copyright and licensing librarian) is available to answer questions about the grant process.

Grant guidelines