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|
|Ira and Patricia Gruber Award for Best Honors Thesis||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Honors in History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||N/A|
|Goethe Institute Book Prize||Department of Classical and European Studies||Junior and senior German Studies majors||faculty nomination||Amount varies|
|Barbara Field Kennedy Prize in American History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,500|
|Clifford Lefton Lawrence Award in British History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Cervantes Award for Outstanding Seniors||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||Graduating senior SPLAS major||faculty nomination||$100 and a certificate|
|Captain Charles Septimus Longcope Award in History||Department of History||Department of History graduate student||faculty nomination||$3,000|
|Creative Writing and Poetry Award||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||All Rice undergraduates||faculty nomination||$100|
|James Scott Peterson Distinguished Service Award||Department of History||Department of History graduate student representative||faculty nomination||$500|
|Dr. James A. Castañeda Award in Spanish Literature||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||All Rice undergraduates||faculty nomination||$100|