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|
|Raymond John Swift Award||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts major, studio track||faculty nomination||$500|
|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|
|Jessie Matthews Memorial Award in Art||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||VADA majors (studio track)||faculty nomination||Amount varies, around $1,200|
|Eleanor and Frank Freed Traveling Fellowship||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts major||student application||$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|
|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|
|James Street Fulton Prize for Excellence in Philosophy||Department of Philosophy||Graduating senior Philosophy major||faculty nomination||$250 and book|
|Konstantin Kolenda Fellowship||Departmenty of Philosophy||Rising senior Philosophy major||faculty nomination||varies|
|Tsanoff Prize||Department of Philosophy||Returning Philosophy undergraduates||student application||$4,000|
|Maria Teresa Leal Honors Thesis Prize||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||SPLAS students||faculty nomination||$100|