Fellowships and Awards

Departments, centers, and programs within the School of Humanities offer a range of competitive fellowships for undergraduates and graduates. Many are intended to help students with special research projects and/or research travel in the U.S. and abroad. Please contact your major department for a complete list of fellowships, deadlines, and application procedures. Each department has its own criteria.

Our departments, centers, and programs may also give awards and prizes to distinguished students. Most of these depend on faculty nomination, but some permit students to apply.

Finally, these units may choose to fund special events organized by students, such as a guest speaker or conference. Such awarded funds, as well as the organizational responsibilities, are a distinction for the student organizer(s).

The table below shows the fellowships, awards, prizes, and other funding offered in the School of Humanities.

Mary Elllen Hale Lovett Traveling Fellowship (HART)

Department of Art History

Eligible: Art History majors, undergraduates, graduates

Initiated: Application

Amount: $1,000-$5,000 (amount varies)

William A. Camfield Fellowship

Department of Art History

Eligible: Art History majors, undergraduates

Initiated: Application

Amount: $10,000

Jameson Fellowship for American Decorative Arts

Department of Art History

Eligible: All Rice undergraduate and graduate students

Initiated: Application

Amount: $13,000

Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication Scholarship

Center for Languages and Intercultural Communications

Eligible: All Rice students

Initiated: Application

Amount: Up to $6,000

Gabriel Baizån Fellowship for Study in Spain

Center for Languages and Intercultural Communications

Eligible: All Rice Students

Initiated: Application

Amount: $4,500

Advanced Undergraduate Research Award (AURA)

Chao Center for Asian Studies

Eligible: Asian Studies majors, not in their final semester

Initiated: Application

Amount: $700-$1,000

Clyde Ferguson Bull Traveling Fellowship

Department of Classical and European Studies

Eligible: French Studies students, majors and non-majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: $7,500-$15,000

Roy Jones Fellowships

Department of Classical and European Studies

Eligible: German Studies students, majors, and non-majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: Varies

Max Freund Prize

Department of Classical and European Studies

Eligible: Senior German Studies majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: Varies

Classical and European Studies Summer Research Travel Funding

Department of Classical and European Studies

Eligible: Classical Studies majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: Varies

Minter Summer Scholar Program

Department of English

Eligible: Except in rare circumstances, recipients must be English majors.

Initiated: Application

Amount: $700-$3,000

Lady Geddes Essay Writing Prize

Department of English

Eligible: English students, majors, and non-majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: $500-$1,000

Charles Garside, Jr., Prize in History

Department of History

Eligible: History majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: $1,500-$7,000

Ira and Patricia Gruber Fund for Undergraduate Research

Department of History

Eligible: History majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: Varies

Distinction in Research and Creative Work

School of Humanities

Eligible: All Rice undergraduates

Initiated: Application

Amount: N/A

Desirée and Max Blankfeld Endowed Fund for Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies Program

Eligible: Jewish Studies students

Initiated: Application

Amount: Varies

Tsanoff Prize

Department of Philosophy

Eligible: Returning Philosophy undergraduates

Initiated: Application

Amount: $4,000

Philosophy Conference Funding

Department of Philosophy

Eligible: Undergraduate Philosophy majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: Varies

Ruth Lee Kennedy Fellowship

Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies

Eligible: SPLAS students

Initiated: Application

Amount: VAries

Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Traveling Fellowship (VADA)

Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts

Eligible: VADA majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: $1,500-$5,000

Mavis C. Pitman Exhibition Fellowship

Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts

Eligible: VADA majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: Up to $1,300 (amount varies)

Eleanor and Frank Freed Traveling Fellowship

Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts

Eligible: VADA majors

Initiated: Application

Amount: Up to $1,200 (amount varies)