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|
|Neil Sandy Havens Scholarship in Theatre||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts theatre track major||faculty nomination||$3,000 (amount varies)|
|Chairman's Choice Award in the Arts||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||VADA majors (film/photo, studio, and theatre)||faculty nomination||Amount varies, around $500|
|The Morris and Shirley Rapoport Award Recipients||Jewish Studies||Jewish Studies minors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium Humanities Prizes||Dean of Humanities||All Rice undergraduates||faculty nomination||$250, $150, and $100|
|Kristine Wallace Prize||Classical and European Studies||Classical, German, or French Studies majors||faculty nomination||Amount varies, around $500|
|Christine Cronies Sayres Memorial Scholarship||Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts graduating senior student, major or non-major||faculty nomination||$2,200|
|Mary Hays Ewing Prize for the Best Article in Southern History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$250|
|Ira and Patricia Gruber Award for Best Honors Thesis||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Rice Review Awards||English||Rice undergraduate||faculty nomination||Amount varies|
|Honors in History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||N/A|