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 Baiz√°n 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|