Apply now for our faculty Affordable Course Materials Awards to reduce textbook costs for students

Posted: Wed, Mar 23rd 2022

We're now accepting applications for the Tisch Library Affordable Course Materials Awards. The awards provide financial support for AS&E faculty and instructors who would like to reduce costs for their students by identifying no-cost course materials to incorporate into their syllabus.

Read more about the awards and apply! Submit your application by May 6 for priority consideration for Summer 2022. We're also accepting applications now for Fall 2022 and Spring 2023. We're hosting an information session on April 13 to share more information and answer questions.

The awards are open to all Tufts faculty and instructors who are the instructor of record in a summer, fall, or spring course in the Schools of Arts, Sciences, & Engineering. Awards are available at three different funding levels - up to $2000 - based on the amount of anticipated time involved and the impact of the project. Award recipients will also have an initial consultation with a Tisch librarian and librarians will be available for further consultations and support in locating open materials as you work on your project.

The Tisch awards program encourages cost savings for students and increased use of openly-available course materials. 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.