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OpenOKState Fellows: Research Grants

OpenOKState Research Grants Details

OpenOKState Research Grants

Faculty and instructors may apply for partial travel funding supporting their conference presentation of research completed related to activities and projects completed in association with OpenOKState initiatives or otherwise in partnership with OSU Libraries. Conferences can be discipline specific or related to open education in general. See this link for a list of suggested open education conferences. 

Who is encouraged to apply?

Proposals are invited from current OSU faculty, staff, and students whose scholarly and creative work incorporates or advocates for open practices.

How will funding be distributed?

Funding will be distributed as reimbursement for conference expenses.

Are there additional expectations?

All OpenOKState Research Fellows will be invited to share their experience and scholarship with others on the OSU campus in ways they feel most effectively complement their work. Possible outreach may include

  • departmental level advocacy for open practices
  • participation in OSU Library and OpenOKState sponsored events, such as Open Education Week
  • partnerships with student organizations or student leadership to help publicize efforts to improve access to higher education through open
  • administrative level advocacy for open practices

The above are simply starting points and suggestions of ways through which others have shared their experiences. Each applicant will have the opportunity to suggest their own plan for how they propose to share their work beyond the conference itself. Something as simple as an informal final report describing the conference presentation experience and how their work in open was received by their peers will be welcome and valued.

How will award decisions be made?

Applicants selected to receive Open OKState Fellows Research Grants will be able to clearly articulate how the use of open practices as represented in their conference presentation contributes to and advances the knowledge in their particular field. Strong consideration will be given to faculty and instructors whose application describes how the conference presentation topic helped meet their own professional goals and objectives.

What if I am intrigued, but have more questions before I move forward?

Please reach out to Kathy Essmiller, OSU Libraries OER Librarian and Coordinator of Open Educational Resources. She is happy to help you getting started and at any point along the way. She can be reached at kathy.essmiller@okstate.edu.

Applications will open September, 2021; they will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis throughout the academic year.