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|
|Captain Charles Septimus Longcope Award in History||Department of History||Department of History graduate student||faculty nomination||$3,000|
|Clifford Lefton Lawrence Award in British History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Barbara Field Kennedy Prize in American History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,500|
|Honors in History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||N/A|
|Ira and Patricia Gruber Award for Best Honors Thesis||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|
|Charles Garside, Jr., Prize in History||Department of History||Department of History majors||student application||$1,500-$7,000|
|Mary Hays Ewing Prize for the Best Article in Southern History||Department of History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$250|
|Philosophy conference funding||Dept. of Philosophy||Undergraduate Philosophy majors||student application||varies|
|Ruth Lee Kennedy Fellowship||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||SPLAS students||student application|
|Classical Studies summer research travel funding||Classical and European Studies||Classical Studies majors||student application||Varies|