Textbook Creation Grants
Write, publish, share.
With support from Lilly Endowment, Inc., the PALSave Textbook Creation Grants Program funds the creation of new OER textbooks. Applications for the 2023-2025 cohort closed on January 15, 2023.
The Textbook Creation Grants Program awards funding to faculty members from PALNI-supported institutions to create open textbooks. These resources become freely available on the web, reducing costs to students enrolled in courses in the future. Financed with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., each author receives 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 regularly invited to submit textbook creation proposals for courses they teach, covering any discipline at the undergraduate or postgraduate level. Proposals for textbooks geared toward a specific field of study that meet the inclusion criteria for the Open Textbook Library are also sought.
For questions about the program, or the requirements, please contact us.
Program resources (licensed CC BY)
The following resources are available to those interested in learning more about PALSave Textbooks Creation Grants and developing OER.
- Information session video and slides (November 2022)
- Call for proposals
- Lead author agreement
- Kickoff slide deck
- Author guidelines
- Content tracker template
- Suggested third-party OER contributor guidelines
- Peer review guide
- Chicago editorial style cheat sheet
Congratulations to our current and past Textbook Creation Grant-funded authors!
- Scott Kaschner and Amber Russell — Linear Transformations on Vector Spaces
- James McGrath — The Bible and Music (Textbook Creation Grant pilot project)
- Paul Bible and Lucas Moser — An Open Guide to Data Structures and Algorithms
- Yuriko Ikeda and Julia Baumgardt — Comunidades
- Cara Miller — Writing and Digital Media
- Arbin Thapaliya — Ultrasound Physics and its Application in Medicine
- Mark Latta — Social Action Writing: Public Narratives and Methods of Community
- Karen Jones — Curriculum Development for Christian Ministry
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College
- Jennie Mitchell — Leveraging Data Visualization to Communicate Effectively
Saint Mary's College
- Cibele Webb — Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research Methods
- Vanessa Young — Comparative Vertebrate and Human Anatomy: Ecology, Evolution, and Function
- Angela Pacheco-Gonzalez — Cultures and Civilizations of the Hispanic Countries
University of Indianapolis
- Laura Merrifield Wilson and Greg Shufeldt — The Exciting Dynamics of State and Local Government
- Peter Murphy — An Introduction to Legal Philosophy
- Jennifer Abbott — Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm, 2nd ed.