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HEFCE/JISC/Higher Education Academy: Open Education Resources Programme

Mon 19th Jan, 2009

The goal of the programme is to make a wide range of learning resources created by academics freely available, easily discovered and routinely re-used by both educators and learners. JISC and the Higher Education Academy are running a pilot programme to support Open Educational Resources.

There are three separate project strands to the call:

1  Institutional: resources released across an entire institution (Total funding of £1.50 million available, up to £250,000 per project)

2  Subject: resources released by departments, faculties and schools within a variety of institutions, supported by Academy Subject Centres and Professional Bodies or subject associations (Total funding of £3 million available, up to £250,000 per project)

"Projects will encompass a consortium led by an Academy Subject Centre and including at least one Professional Body, or national subject association, and several Institutional subject faculties, departments, or schools working in one or more of the relevant subject areas. Resources that may be included is described in the institutional strand above".

3  Individual: resources released by individual academic staff (Total funding of £200,000 available, up to £20,000 per project)

Subject strand projects will encompass a consortium led by an Academy Subject Centre such as the Information and Computer Sciences (ICS). If you are interested in collaborating with us under the Subject call, in a project based in Computing contact Hazel White on before Thursday 22nd January 2009, indicating the curriculum area of development they would be interested in contributing to and outline your previous experience in dealing with JISC.

For further details about the grant funding call and associated documentation, please visit:

Funding period: from April 2009 for one year