Directors Residency Program

Launched in 2018, the AUPresses Directors Residency Program is intended for directors of its Group 1 (annual net books sales are less than $1.5 million) member presses. Modeled on the Association's successful residency program for mid-level press staff, this program provides travel funding for directors to spend a few days visiting with and learning from another member press.

Directors from regular or affiliate member presses with annual net sales of less than $1.5 million are eligible to apply. Directors who are new in their roles or looking for a fresh perspective should consider applying. Recipients can visit another member press (of any size). Residencies should be a minimum of two and a maximum of five days.

2019-20 applications will be due on August 19, 2019. To apply, directors must secure an invitation from a host press, provide a budget estimate, and draft a 300-400 word statement about what you hope to gain from the experience. An alternate host press is recommended, but not required.

The Central Office is maintaining a list of presses that have expressed interest in hosting residents. If you would like a copy of the list or if your press would like to serve as a host, contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Applications are reviewed by a subcommittee of the AUPresses Board of Directors. Residencies must be completed by February 29, 2020. Participants MUST provide a brief report on their experience and key takeaways. Experience reports and expense reimbursement forms due are within four weeks of completing a residency.

Apply here for 2019-2020 Residency Grant by August 19, 2019!


2018-2019 AUPresses Directors Residents

Nate Bauer, University of Alaska Press
Veerle De Laet, Leuven University Press
Douglas Hildebrand, University of Alberta Press
Veronica Klipp, Wit University Press
Joseph B. Powell, The University of the West Indies Press
Tony Sanfilippo, Ohio State University Press
Dan Williams, TCU Press