Elizabeth Lee Moody Undergraduate Research Fellowship

in the Humanities and the Arts

Elizabeth Lee Moody Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Humanities and the Arts

The School of Humanities invites humanities majors to join our cohort of the Elizabeth Lee Moody Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Humanities and the Arts. These competitive fellowships offer undergraduate students the opportunity to experience humanities research in a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. The fellowship provides a $3,500 summer stipend — available at least once during the student’s undergraduate years at Rice — to support a humanities research project or humanities-related internship. Students remain fellows throughout their undergraduate education at Rice.

Goals and benefits:

  • Foster a community of undergraduate students in the humanities and the arts at Rice.
  • Provide at least one summer of funding to pursue research or internship opportunities.
  • Meet monthly for lunch with humanities faculty to introduce key questions and debates in the humanities.
  • Offer workshops (one or two per semester) that provide guidance on improving written and oral communication skills.
  • Provide opportunities for exclusive meetings with visiting faculty and eminent guest speakers.


  • Students may draw upon the fellowship funding to support a summer internship they have identified and confirmed or funds may be used to support a research project that students have developed in consultation with a faculty member (the project may be faculty-led or initiated by the student, in-person or remote).
  • Fellows will receive $3,500 in summer funding and are expected to work approximately 200 hours on their research project.
  • Students who engage in a research project are expected to present their research at a public forum such as the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium.

You are eligible if you are:

  • A returning Rice humanities student in a degree-granting program.
  • A new student who has not yet declared their humanities major (students must eventually declare a humanities major, prior to receiving the funding).
  • Going to be enrolled full time.
  • For the 2022-23 cohort: Not graduating before December 2023 (seniors graduating in May 2023 are eligible to apply; however, they are unable to receive summer funding).
  • In good academic standing.

Application Procedure:

  • Applications for the 2022-23 cohort will open in August 1, 2022. 
  • Application deadline is September 9, 2022.
  • Complete the online application (applications for 2022-23 are closed)
  • If you have any questions, please contact Associate Dean Fay Yarbrough (fyarbrough@rice.edu).