Call for Proposals
Open Education Stimulation Fund 2022
The TU Delft Open Science programme puts a strong emphasis on developing Open Education as one of its main project pillars. Open education brings together educational innovations such as the increasing role of digital technologies in education, blended learning, and the increasing of students’ autonomy in educational processes, and couples these with values of diversity and inclusion.
To enable our staff to innovate their courses with open education, as part of the implementation of TU Delft’s Open Educational Resources (OER) Policy, the Open Science programme has launched the Open Education Stimulation Fund. This fund encourages TU Delft staff to submit a proposal for Open Education projects for a funding of up to EUR 20,000, with a project term of a maximum of 1 year.
Open from 15 September -
1 December 2022
For all staff working at faculties of TUDelft
max EUR 20,000
TU Delft aims to increase the prevalence of Open Education throughout the university’s bachelor and master programs. To this end, the Open Science programme is looking for staff who are interested in starting up innovative projects that focus on creating OERs, and on developing and adopting teaching practices that increase the students’ involvement via the use of OER. The following type of activities fall under the scope of this Call:
- Publishing innovative self-made teaching materials, such as interactive open textbooks or open educational resources;
- Educating teaching staff about (the benefits of) finding, selecting and using already existing open educational resources;
- The development and implementation of innovative open educational practices that involve students in the development of OER and other materials that can be made available publicly (e.g. podcasts, blogposts, articles);
- Documentation, publication, dissemination and/or upscaling of already existing innovative open educational practices.
Proposals for other types of open education related projects are also accepted, however, applicants are encouraged to inquire whether their envisioned project is something that could fall under the scope of this Call for Proposals. For inquiries, please contact Michiel de Jong, the Open Education coordinator.
Any staff of the eight faculties of TU Delft can submit a Proposal. Collaboration across faculties is encouraged. In order to be eligible, the applicant(s) is required to have an active working relationship with TU Delft at the time of application and for the whole duration of the proposed project. In addition, all applicants should ensure that their head(s) of department support the project and the proposed time investment required by the applicants.
We provide a template for a support letter.
The Open Science Programme offers a budget of up to EUR 20,000 per accepted project proposal. If the project budget extends beyond this limit, the department(s) of the applicant(s) can offer to supplement the budget with internal funding. Such agreements need to be made prior to the submission of the Proposal, and a support letter from the faculty needs to be attached to the Application Form.
In addition to the budget, project members are encouraged to make use of the Library’s Open Education related services, which includes support with copyright matters and open licenses, similarity check of materials to be published, and finding suitable platforms and repositories for hosting and showcasing Open Educational Resources.
Project members will be required to publish all materials produced in the project with a CC BY 4.0 license, unless valid reasons apply to use another licensing type. In case a CC BY license cannot be used, the project members need to consult Michiel de Jong, Open Education coordinator, in order to make agreements about which license is used.
Project members will also be required to disseminate information both about the project process and about the results of the project at TU Delft’s Education Day and at the Open Education Week. Additionally, the project members will be asked to publish an article about their project in The Educator, the Teaching Academy’s monthly newsletter.
Project proposals should be written using the Application Form. The Call is open for application until 1 December 2022, 24:00. The applicants will be notified of the reviewers decision before 31 December 2022. Projects should start no later than February 2023.
The application form includes a template for writing work packages. A proposal should include work packages on project management, evaluation and sustainability, as well as 1-3 project specific work packages.
In addition to the Application Form, applicants are required to submit a Support Letter from their Head(s) of Department. For this purpose, they can use the template provided.
Proposals will be evaluated by the Open Education Advisory board, based on the following five criteria, using a 0-3 point scale for each criterion:
- Relevance (Does the project address an existing problem?)
- Originality (Does project propose a new way of dealing with the defined problem?)
- Feasibility (Are the goals of the project achievable within the financial and time limitations of the Call?)
- Impact (How many teachers and/or students are served by the project? Does the project also serve people outside the faculty and/or TU Delft?)
- Collaboration (Is there collaboration between faculties? Or between students and teachers?)
Project proposals will be evaluated after the submission deadline. Those proposals which reach a minimum of 9 points out of 15 will be considered for a grant. Please consult the evaluation rubric in Appendix A for more information on the evaluation criteria
Walk-in consultation hours
Do you have questions about the Call for Proposals? Drop in during one of our walk-in consultation hours where you can talk with Michiel de Jong (Open Education Coordinator, TU Delft Library) and Marcell Várkonyi (Open Education Specialist, TU Delft Library).
10 October 2022 from 12:00 to 13:30 at the Teaching Lab (Arena)
21 October 2022 from 11:30 to 13:00 at the Teaching Lab (Arena)
Open Textbook (Publishing) Workshop
What is an Open Textbook exactly? And why would you bother investing your time in writing and publishing one? In the Open Textbook workshop we are going to walk you through the nuts and bolts of Open Textbook publishing and you will have the chance to hear from two of our already published authors about their experiences.
17 October 2022 from 15:00 to 16:30 in the Teaching Lab