Research & Funding Opportunity

Funding Opportunity: Open Textbooks Pilot Program (U.S. Department of Education)

Information provided via the Federal Register.


Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education


The Department of Education (Department) is issuing a notice inviting applications for new awards for fiscal year (FY) 2020 for the Open Textbooks Pilot program conducted under the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 84.116T. This notice relates to the approved information collection under OMB control number 1894-0006.

Purpose of Program: The Open Textbooks Pilot program supports projects at eligible institutions of higher education (IHEs) that create new open textbooks (as defined in this notice) and expand the use of open textbooks in courses that are part of a degree-granting program, particularly those with high enrollments. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects that demonstrate the greatest potential to achieve the highest level of savings for students through sustainable, expanded use of open textbooks in high-enrollment courses (as defined in this notice) or in programs that prepare individuals for in-demand fields.

Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, and definitions (NFP) for this program published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.


Applications available: September 15, 2020.

Deadline for transmittal of applications: November 16, 2020.

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