Announcing the SCORE Collaborative Grants Awardees
Thank you to all who submitted applications for the SCORE Collaborative Pilot Program. This program is funded by a grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Education Program to Bates College. The goal of our Collaborative Grants Program is to support nascent collaborations and pilot projects which have arisen from within the SCORE Network, with a particular focus on collaborations between disciplinary-based biology education projects and broader OER communities. A special thanks to the Bates Hewlett Project Advisory Board for their review of the applications.
We are excited to announce that we were able to fund every application we received. The five awardees are: Diverse Book Finder, ISKME, SIMIODE, CourseSource, and MMHub. A link to their project descriptions can be found on the SCORE Collaborative Pilot Program page. Every application showed exciting potential to address sustainability concerns of the lead organization by piloting infrastructure to build community around OER, combining cyberinfrastructure for financial sustainability, and/or lowering barriers to OER findability and adoption. Each project also will be able to share insights and/or products that will benefit the entire SCORE network, from new ontologies to guides to running resource submission workshops.
We will be posting monthly updates on the SCORE blog throughout the funding period (June 1 - December 31, 2020) and will share reports and products developed as a result of the projects. Please join in us congratulating the awardees and in looking forward to what they accomplish!
Carrie Diaz Eaton, Director SCORE Network
Maggie Diamond-Stanic, Program Manager, SCORE Network