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|
|Ruth Lee Kennedy Fellowship||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||SPLAS students||student application|
|Ira and Patricia Gruber Award for Best Honors Thesis||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Clifford Lefton Lawrence Award in British History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|The Morris and Shirley Rapoport Award Recipients||Jewish Studies||Jewish Studies minors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Traveling Fellowship (VADA)||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||VADA majors (film/photo, studio, and theatre)||student application||$1,000-$5,000|
|Mary Ellen Hale Lovett Traveling Fellowship (HART)||Department of Art History||Art History majors, undergraduate, graduate||student application||$1,000-$5,000, amount varies|
|Eleanor and Frank Freed Traveling Fellowship||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts major||student application||$1,200, amount varies|
|Kathleen Gamber Ballanfant Award in Film and Photography||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts major, film/photography track||faculty nomination||$1,200, amount varies|
|Mavis C. Pitman Exhibition Fellowship||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts major||student application||$1,300, amount varies|
|Barbara Field Kennedy Prize in American History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,500|