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Open Educational Resources

This guide provides information about open educational resources and offers assistance with finding, adopting, and creating them. © 2016-2024 University of Kentucky Libraries. Licensed with CC BY-NC 4.0.

About the OER Grant Program

The OER Grant Program (formerly the Alternative Textbook Grant Program) supports the adoption and creation of open educational resources (OER) for use in University of Kentucky courses. The 2024 application period has closed; the next round will open in February 2025.

Results of the Program as of February 2022:

  • Grants awarded: 59
  • Funds awarded: $107,500
  • Students enrolled in impacted courses: 12,480
  • Estimated student savings: $1,543,979
  • Estimated savings per student: $124
  • Colleges represented by grant recipients: 13

The OER Grant Program Advisory Board comprises key stakeholders in teaching and learning at the University of Kentucky and facilitates the implementation of the Program. The Advisory Board consists of members that reflect multidisciplinary perspectives, including faculty, students, and other campus representatives.

Advisory Board

  • Dr. Sarah Carr, Animal and Food Sciences, Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment
  • Dr. Trey Conatser, Director of CELT
  • Stephen Krueger, MSLS, Affordable Course Content Librarian
  • Dr. Anita Lee-Post, Marketing and Supply Chain, Gatton College of Business and Economics
  • Sarah Police, PhD, Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, College of Medicine
  • Ben Rawlins, Associate Dean for Outreach, Engagement and Collections
  • Liv Yinger, PhD, School of Music, College of Fine Arts


To learn more about the program, contact the Affordable Course Content Librarian.

Those interested in future grant cycles can review the application form below for planning purposes. The next round of proposals will be accepted February 1-March 31, 2025.