In 2019, DOT4D launched a grants programme with the aid of funding from the Canadian International Development Research Centre, in which it provided resource design and publishing support to nine open textbook initiatives at UCT.
The grants, which were open to UCT staff working in any discipline, were used to:
Support authoring and collaboration processes.
Source additional capacity and specialist expertise in design and production processes.
Solicit student involvement in content-generation or quality assurance processes.
Undertake the technical work required for optimal access to and dissemination of the work.
The following UCT academics participated in the grants programme:
- Dr Claire Blackman (Mathematics)
- Kensleyrao Apajee (Mechanical Engineering)
- Dr Chris Barnett (Chemistry)
- Stella Papanicolaou (Architecture)
- Dr Cesarina Edmonds-Smith (Chemistry)
- Dr Juan Klopper (Surgery)
- Associate Professor Maria Keet (Computer Science)
- Dr Jonathan Shock (Mathematics)
- Dr James Lappeman (Marketing)
- Tim Low (Statistics)
- Dr Michael Held (Surgery)