Apply by 2/15! Open Knowledge Fellowship

The Library seeks applications for the Open Knowledge (formerly Open Pedagogy) Fellowship, which provides a $2000 stipend.

What is the Open Knowledge Fellowship?

This is an opportunity to consider how knowledge is created and produced, and for whom. The Fellowship provides interactive training on how to find and implement openly licensed resources for the courses you teach (see Eligibility below). Open resources may include lab manuals, Open Access journal articles, Creative Commons-licensed works, and other types of content. By the end, you will have a syllabus that’s zero-cost for the undergraduate students in  your course, a deeper sense of scholarly publishing, and strategies to center student perspectives within open resources. Apply here by 2/15 at 5pm EST!

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Graduate Center doctoral students who will be teaching at CUNY in Fall 2022 or Spring 2023. Participants must be fully enrolled in the Spring 2022 semester to receive the stipend. Full enrollment for doctoral students is 7 credits or weighed instructions units (WIUs).

Spring 2022 Dates

Fellows are required to participate in workshops on the following dates/times, held synchronously over Zoom:  March 17, 24, 31th  |  April 7, 14th (Thursdays, 1pm-3pm)

*If one of the above dates or the time slot does not work for you, please apply and note this on your application.

Syllabus Conversion Project:

Fellows will create an OER / zero-cost syllabus to replace an existing syllabus for a course that will be taught in Fall 2022/Spring 2023 – or – that was previously offered in a recent semester and is expected to be taught again.

Apply by 2/15/22 at 5pm EST If you have questions about the Fellowship or application process, please contact us at:

Read a few pieces from former Fellows:

Open/Ings by Jeff Voss, English

More than Skills by Di Wu, Computer Science

An Art Historian’s Expedition: Visual Archives & Open Access by Maura McCreight, Art History

The Complete Cost of OER Labor by Shiraz Biggie, Theater & Performance Studies

Languaging in the CUNY Academic Commons, by Anthony Harb, Latin American, Iberian and Latino Cultures

About the Author

Elvis Bakaitis is currently the Head of Reference at the Mina Rees Library. They're also proud to serve on the University LGBTQ Council, and as a board member of CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies.