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BCcampus is accepting applications for funding to host events for Open Education Week 2024.


BCcampus received a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to fund events for Open Education Week 2024. We wish to help our provincial system partners raise the profile of and celebrate accomplishments in open education by providing up to $1000 in funding to sponsor institutional events that promote open education during the internationally recognized Open Education Week, which takes place March 4–8, 2024.

Funds Available

Each successful proposal will receive up to $1000 in event funding. Funds are available for 10 events.

Who Is Eligible to Apply

This opportunity is open to post-secondary institutions, departments, student unions, and other organizations in the B.C. and Yukon post-secondary systems. We encourage applicants to seek matching funding from their institutions, but this is not necessary to secure a sponsorship.

Examples of what this funding could be used for include but are not limited to:

  • Honoraria for guest speakers on topics related to open education
  • Awards and/or ceremonies for high-impact open education advocates and initiatives
  • Workshops on subjects like open publishing, open technologies, or open advocacy
  • #TextbookBroke events or similar awareness-raising events focused on the cost of educational resources and how open education can mitigate these costs
  • Catering and facility fees for an in-person lecture or panel discussion on open education, open initiatives, open educational resource projects, success stories, challenges, etc.

Events can be in person, virtual, or hybrid.

Projects to create open educational resources (e.g., textbooks, videos, lecture slides) are not eligible for this funding.


The main deliverable for this funding is an event held during Open Education Week 2024. BCcampus support should be recognized during the event by prominently displaying the BCcampus logo on promotional materials and by verbal acknowledgement.

After the event, the funding recipient is required to submit a brief report that describes the event and how the funds were spent.

How to Apply

Please submit a document that contains the following information to Arianna Cheveldave ( by January 26, 2024, at 11:59 p.m. PST:

  • Name, role, and institution of the head applicant. Please provide your email address and the post-secondary institution, department, or organization your application is affiliated with.
  • Description of the event. Is it a workshop? Lecture? Panel discussion? Awareness campaign event? Don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
  • Event date, time, and location. The event may be in person, virtual, or hybrid, but it must take place between March 4 and 8, 2024.
  • Intended goal and audience of the event. Is it a celebration? A showcase? An opportunity to talk about a problem in open education? Is it for faculty, staff, students, librarians?
  • How the funds will be spent. Food? Honoraria? Facility fees?

Please send your questions about this funding opportunity to Arianna Cheveldave (

Notifications to successful applicants will be sent out on February 6, 2024.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement

We encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including but not limited to:

  • Individuals who identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit)
  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin
  • Persons with visible and/or invisible (i.e., physical and/or mental) disabilities
  • Persons who identify as women
  • Persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions

We recognize many of these identities intersect, and therefore equity, diversity, and inclusion can be complex. We value the contributions each person brings and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in our community.

For more information, please read the BCcampus EDI Statement and Anti-Racism Statement.