eCampusOntario Releases 2017 Calls for Proposals

eCampusOntario is pleased to release two Calls for Proposals to Ontario post-secondary institutions. All proposals must be submitted electronically by Monday June 19 at 4:00pm EDT. Please see the Calls for Proposals pages below for further information.  

Open Textbooks Initiative

On June 6, 2016, eCampusOntario released the first Call for Proposals to support the development of Open Educational Resources (OER) at Ontario colleges and universities. A total of 61 proposals were received and 24 projects were funded. With the generous support of the Ontario Government and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, eCampusOntario is building on the success of this first funding program to incent the continued adaption, adoption and creation of Open Textbooks for Ontario.

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has provided funding to increase the presence and use of open textbooks in the following priority areas:

  1. Textbooks for high-enrolment first and second-year courses
  2. Original French-language content
  3. Indigenous studies content
  4. Trades and technical skills content
  5. Content supporting the settlement of immigrants and refugees

Funded Open Textbook Initiative projects are intended to incent uptake of these resources across the province, encourage the adoption and adaption of open textbooks by educators across Ontario institutions, and support early adopters at a grass-roots level. This Call for Proposals describes the process and criteria for selecting projects for funding.

Download Open Textbook Initiative Call for Proposals (PDF, 290 KB)

Download the Open Textbook Creation Application Template (.docx, 1.12 MB)

Download the Open Textbook Adoption/Adaptation Application Template (.docx, 1.12 MB)

Download the eCampusOntario Open Licensing Policy (PDF, 78 KB)


Digital Inclusion Research

As a centre for excellence in online learning, eCampusOntario has a mandate to support leading edge Ontario research in the field. In this Call for Proposals, the Ontario Digital Service has provided funding to support researchers who wish to explore digital inclusion and related areas of focus, such as inequities in access to the Internet and digital skills, practices of design which exclude groups or individuals, and explorations of the concrete ways in which people can benefit from the application of digital skills and access across sectors (e.g., healthcare, education, civic participation) as well as ways in which people may be put at risk as a result of lack of knowledge, or skills in digital technologies.

Download the Digital Inclusion Research Call for Proposals (PDF, 348 KB)

Download the Digital Inclusion Research Application template (.docx, 1.12 MB)

Download the eCampusOntario Open Licensing Policy (PDF, 78 KB)



Please submit questions to

Q&A Webinars
We will host a Q&A Webinar for each RFP on Wednesday May 31, 2017:

10am – 11am: Open Textbook Initiative. Register now.

2pm – 3pm: Digital Inclusion Research. Register now.