Libraries and Collections
Affordable Course Material Initiative

Application Procedure

Awards are available in two categories:

  • Awards of $1,000 each for instructors teaching courses with enrollments of fewer than two hundred students
  • Awards of $2,500 each for instructors teaching courses with enrollment of two hundred or more students

Collection development awards may also be designated to build or enhance library collections to support specific courses.


Each applicant must be the instructor of record. Courses can be at the undergraduate or graduate level but must be for enrolled students (i.e., not UCLA Extension courses).


Applicants are asked to complete a one-page application form and attend a one-hour workshop at which Library staff members will introduce search strategies and possible sources for open-access or low-cost instructional resources, and applicants can share ideas with one another and brainstorm.

For Further Information

If you have any questions, send an email to or call 310.825.6925.