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|
|Aparicio Award||Department of Religion||Department of Religion majors||faculty nomination||$250|
|Barbara Field Kennedy Prize in American History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,500|
|Barbara Long Chilton Memorial Award in Theatre||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts theatre track major||faculty nomination||Amount varies.|
|Captain Charles Septimus Longcope Award in History||Department of History||Department of History graduate student||faculty nomination||$3,000|
|Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication Scholarship||Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication||All Rice students||student application||Up to $6,000|
|Cervantes Award for Outstanding Seniors||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||Graduating senior SPLAS major||faculty nomination||$100 and a certificate|
|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|
|Charles Garside, Jr., Prize in History||Department of History||Department of History majors||student application||$1,500-$7,000|
|Christine Cronies Sayres Memorial Scholarship||Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts graduating senior student, major or non-major||faculty nomination||$2,200|