If you are one of those people who believe in the power of individuals to create, participate, and contribute to bring forth change in open education, you may want to take into consideration the Talis Incubator for Open Education. This angel fund is for individuals or small groups with projects that cultivate open education, and the proposal submission deadline for the first round of awards is Dec. 31st, 2009. Grant proposals valued from between £1,000 and £15,000 are being solicited. Proposals may either be about creating OER for others to use, software tools for OER, or datasets on OER. Or you may submit a proposal for research that you will present at a conference and use the funding for expenses. Alternatively, you may submit a proposal on open standards for education. In return, Talis asks the grantee to open the results of projects as open source, which will help forward the cause. If you are a small organization or an individual with big ideas on promoting OER, check out the details at http://blogs.talis.com/education.