ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer Support for Digital Projects

ANNOUNCEMENT: Summer Support for Digital Projects

APPLICATIONS WELCOME FROM: Faculty, Graduate Students, and Research Staff



The Price Lab and Penn Libraries are now accepting proposals for the Summer 2022 Project Development Sprint, a student-centered program designed to provide support for data-driven research and scholarship in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Successful applicants to the program will be provided with access to our team of fully-funded student developers, working under the guidance of the Price Lab’s Digital Humanities Specialists and the Libraries’ Research Data and Digital Scholarship team, assigned to their projects over the course of the summer.


The goals of this program are to:

  1. provide an opportunity for SAS faculty, students, and staff to engage in the production of original digital research and scholarship. 

  2. provide students with transferable technical skills and experience in collaborative project building; 

  3. build capacity for experimental DH work at Penn.


While we are open to applications that engage any number of digital modalities, we have particular expertise in:

  • text and data mining

  • network visualization and analysis

  • data analysis and visualization

  • natural language processing 

  • public scholarship

  • digital exhibits and publications 

  • visual design

  • web mapping


To see examples of projects we have supported in the past, visit the Projects At Price Lab page and the Library’s RDDS projects page.


We are committed to diversity and inclusion in collections, publications, and collaborations. This means, in part, prioritizing underrepresented and unjustly marginalized voices and perspectives. In your application, you will be asked to explain how your project will help us meet this commitment.


Applications are welcome from faculty, research staff or graduate students from the School of Arts & Sciences, including those collaborating with others outside the School. Graduate Student applicants must name their faculty advisor and include that faculty member's contact information as part of their application.

To discuss the suitability of your project for this program, please schedule a pre-proposal consultation with Stewart Varner, Managing Director of the Price Lab (