The DOT4D grants programme has an explicit focus on supporting curriculum transformation efforts at the University of Cape Town (UCT) and advancing the social justice agenda in terms of addressing intersectionality and improving access to learning materials.
Grants of up to R80 000 will be made available via an open call to UCT academics who are either interested in authoring an open textbook or collaborating in such a process. Grants could be utilised for creating new teaching materials or adapting existing teaching materials for publication.
The grants are open to UCT staff working in any discipline and can be used to:
support authoring and collaboration processes;
source additional capacity and specialist expertise in design and production processes;
solicit student involvement in content-generation or quality assurance processes; and/or
undertake the technical work required for optimal access to and dissemination of the work.
Grant proposals which consider the following key aspects will be favoured: transformation of the curriculum, inclusion of marginalised voices, inclusion of student voices, relevance to local context, multilingualism, disability access, interdisciplinarity and strategies for the sustainability of the proposed open textbook. Grant recipients will be required to licence materials produced with the aid of the DOT4D grant under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) licence.