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.
|Title||Host at Rice||Eligibility||How Initiated||Award Amount|
|Advanced Undergraduate Research Award (AURA)||Chao Center for Asian Studies||Asian Studies majors, not in their final semester.||student application||$700-$1,000|
|Mitsubishi Undergraduate Research Award (MURA)||Chao Center for Asian Studies||All undergrduate students, in any major, not in their final semester.||student application||Up to $5,000|
|Jameson Fellowship for American Decorative Arts||Department of Art History||All Rice undergraduates and graduate students||student application||$13,000|
|Mavis C. Pitman Memorial Prize in Art||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts major, studio track||faculty nomination||$5,000|
|Saba Award||Department of Religion||Department of Religion majors||faculty nomination||$1,500|
|Aparicio Award||Department of Religion||Department of Religion majors||faculty nomination||$250|
|Gabriel Baizán Fellowship for Study in Spain||Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication||All Rice students||student application||$4,500|
|Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication Scholarship||Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication||All Rice students||student application||Up to $6,000|
|O'Malley and Steyaert Study Abroad Scholarship||Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication||All Rice students||faculty nomination||$1,950|
|Ira and Patricia Gruber Fund for Undergraduate Research||Department of History||Department of History majors||student application||Varies|