Brown University Library Digital Publications Initiative

Brown University Library is currently having an open call for applications for both the “Digital Publications Initiative–NEH Institute Proctorship Summer 2022” and the “Digital Publications Initiative Proctorship, 2022-2023.”

“Hosted by the University Library’s Center for Digital Scholarship, the Digital Publications Initiative Proctorship offers advanced doctoral students hands-on experience with digital scholarship development and academic publishing. The Initiative – a collaboration between the University Library and the Dean of the Faculty, with generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation – has established a novel, university-based approach to the development, evaluation, and publication of born-digital scholarly monographs. Extending the University’s mission of supporting and promoting the scholarship of its faculty, the Initiative also plays a role in shaping the future of digital scholarship in the humanities.”

Responsibilities for each of the two proctorships vary in scope based on the fact that one program is for the duration of summer 2022 and the other proctorship is for the duration of the 2022 through 2023 academic year. For the specific responsibilities of each proctorship please follow this link for the summer program and this link for the academic year program.

Those eligible for these proctorship opportunities are doctoral students who are entering years 4 through 6 of their program; for the summer program, applicants are to be rising to be between years 4 and 6, and for those applying for the 2022-2023 academic proctorship they should be in years 4 through 6 during the time they are actively participating in the proctorship.

How to Apply:

The following materials should be sent to Allison Levy (

• Statement of Purpose (maximum 2 pages) detailing: Current status as a graduate student (year, expected graduation date, competing employment or academic demands expected in Summer 2022); Your interest in the position

• Current CV

• Letter of recommendation sent directly to Allison Levy by the applicant’s faculty research advisor

• Short message of support sent directly to Allison Levy by the applicant’s Director of Graduate Studies

Application deadline: March 15, 2022

Finalist interviews: Late March 2022

Selection notification: Early April 2022

Questions about this proctorship should be directed to Digital Scholarship Editor Allison Levy (

For more information or information about other opportunities available with the Digital Publications Initiative, please follow this link.

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