UH Libraries, in collaboration with the UH Office of the Provost, offers the Alternative Textbook Incentive Program (ATIP) to support instructors in the adoption of open educational resources (OER). Now in its fifth award cycle, ATIP promotes student success by ensuring UH students have free and immediate access to course materials.
This program aligns with the university’s strategic goal to provide a top tier, inclusive educational experience for all students. By removing additional costs associated with commercial course materials or subscription services, ATIP improves access to affordable education. Since its launch in 2018, ATIP has impacted over eleven thousand UH students, resulting in an estimated $1.4 million in cost savings by eliminating textbook costs.
ATIP is designed to support:
This program is not intended to support authorship and publication of new open textbooks. Those interested in publishing open textbooks can indicate their interest to firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified of future opportunities.
All UH instructors of record are eligible for ATIP.
Accepted proposals will replace a required traditional textbook(s) in a course with a no-cost or low-cost alternative textbook, which may include:
Awards will range from $1,000 to $5,000. ATIP awards are taxable income and can be used for any purpose. One half will be distributed upon acceptance, and one half will be distributed upon the submission of the project report. For group applications, award amounts are split evenly between group members unless otherwise requested.
Instructors will implement alternative textbook materials for a full academic year, beginning in any semester of Academic Year 2023-24.
The following criteria will be used in selecting awardees and determining award amounts:
The following will also be considered:
For original content created as part of ATIP, award recipients are expected to:
The application period has closed.
View a PDF copy of the application form below:
Applicants will be notified of acceptance in May 2023.
If you have questions about the program, please contact email@example.com.