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March 8, 2021

First-round applications due for Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative grants

Submitted by Darchelle Martin

The Center for the Advancement of Digital Scholarship at K-State Libraries will offer two review cycles for the Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative grants this spring. The first round of applications is due March 12 with the second round of applications due April 23. Instructors can apply online.

K-State instructors are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $5,000 to develop or adopt alternatives to traditional print textbooks for their K-State courses.

Have questions or don't know where to start? Attend one of four information sessions:

  • March 8 at 2:30 p.m.
  • March 12 at 1 p.m.
  • March 16 at 10 a.m.
  • April 7 at 2 p.m.

All sessions will be through Zoom. More information including Zoom links can be found on the Libraries' website.

The Open/Alternative Textbook Initiative, or Textbooks 2.0., will be the beneficiary of this year's All In for K-State Campaign on March 24, which will allow even more grants to be awarded to K-State instructors.

The initiative aims to make education more affordable for K-State students. In the past six years, K-State students have saved $6.8 million with Textbooks 2.0.