Request for Proposals: Textbook Transformation Grants Round Seventeen

Affordable Learning Georgia is issuing a Request for Proposals for Textbook Transformation Grants with applications due by April 6, 2020. All projects in Round Seventeen will have a Final Semester of Summer 2021.

Affordable Learning Georgia’s Textbook Transformation Grants are intended to:

  • Explore and expand new and affordable approaches to textbook transformation, including the adoption, adaptation and creation of Open Educational Resources (OER), the adoption of materials available through GALILEO and USG libraries, and the use of other no-cost and low-cost digital materials.
  • Provide support and time to faculty, librarians, instructional designers, and their institutions to implement these approaches.
  • Lower the cost of college for students and contribute to their retention, progression, and graduation.

Examples of Textbook Transformation Grants projects include:

  • Adopting an OpenStax Sociology textbook in place of a commercial textbook for Introduction to Sociology and creating new ancillary materials to support the adoption.
  • Adapting existing Calculus OER to fit the learning outcomes of your particular course and then adopting these new materials in place of a commercial textbook.
  • Creating new OER to adopt in place of a commercial textbook when there are no OER to cover the subject.
  • Creating a Library Reading List to adopt in place of a commercial textbook when there are no OER to cover the subject.
  • Adopting low-cost software and/or textbooks to ensure total required resource costs for students are under $40.00.

In addition, Mini-Grants for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision support the creation of new ancillary materials and the revision of existing OER in order to make no-cost and low-cost adoptions possible for faculty across the USG.

To apply for a Standard or Large-Scale Textbook Transformation Grant:

To apply for a Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision:


A webinar will be held and recorded on March 2nd at 2:00pm with a general introduction to the application process and Q&A:

Skype Link: Join Skype Meeting on March 2nd, 2:00pm, no registration required
Dial-in number: 1 (478) 219-4222
Conference ID: 252428041