Tisch Library provides financial support for faculty and instructors in the Schools of Arts, Sciences & Engineering who would like to reduce costs for their students by identifying no-cost course materials to incorporate into their syllabus.
The program encourages cost savings for students and increased use of no-cost course materials and open educational resources (OER, i.e. those freely available to all audiences and licensed under a Creative Commons license), while enabling the customization of course materials to a particular class. It aims to create more equitable access to learning and enable inclusion of diverse perspectives and experiences that may be absent from existing textbooks or literature.
Note that instructors may request support from Tisch in using affordable course materials, including a syllabus affordability review or hosting a workshop for your department, even if you're not applying for an award. Read more about our services for finding & using no-cost course materials & OER.
Current call for proposals
See descriptions of winning projects funded by the award and browse open course materials created by award recipients on our Projects page.
Previous rounds of awards
Summer 2021 & academic year 2021-2022 awards program