Call for Proposals

BCIT OPEN EDUCATION GRANTS 2020/21

BCIT offers small (up to $5000) Open Education Grants to develop open ancillary resources (test banks, case studies, slide decks, etc.) or to redesign courses to incorporate open educational practices and open course materials. These funds are distributed as part-time studies contracts so are subjected to tax and benefits deductions. The next call for applications will open early January 2020 and close February 2, 2020 for the 2020/21 fiscal year.
Open Education Grant application form

BCIT OPEN EDUCATION FACULTY CHAMPION/FELLOW GRANT - CLOSED

The BCIT Open Education Working Group is inviting BCIT Instructors to apply for a BCIT Open Education Faculty Champion/Faculty Fellow Grant in the amount of $15,000. The Faculty Champion/Fellow will collaborate with and be supported by the BCIT Open Education Working Group.

The successful grant recipient will be committed to generating awareness about and increasing the use of OER and Open Pedagogy (OP) at BCIT. They will work with students and faculty to transform the student learning experience at BCIT through the widespread use of OER and OP and will be eager to share their expertise with colleagues and students across the institution.

This grant must be used to include, but is not limited to, the following activities:
• expand open education advocacy with faculty and students
• liaise with the BCIT Student Association and other student groups
• organize/participate in events and workshops
• conduct a small research project or survey focused on BCIT faculty or students and the use of OER/OEP (results to be presented to the Institute and openly published)

The recipient is expected to dedicate a minimum of 240 hours to grant-related activities. The grant timeframe is between January 2020 and March 2021 but does not have to be spread over that entire time.
Please include a letter of support from your manager with your application if you intend to use the funding for release time or engage in this work in a way that will impact your regular duties. Also, please don’t forget to include in the application an outline of your experience in Open Education to date.

Submit your application to open@bcit.ca on or before Sunday, November 3, 2019.

This opportunity is funded by an Open Education Sustainability Grant for Institutions from BCcampus with matching funds from BCIT.

Questions? Contact Lin Brander (lbrander@bcit.ca)

Open Education Faculty Champion/Fellow Grant application form