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|
|Dr. James A. Castañeda Award in Spanish Literature||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||All Rice undergraduates||faculty nomination||$100|
|Creative Writing and Poetry Award||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||All Rice undergraduates||faculty nomination||$100|
|Cervantes Award for Outstanding Seniors||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||Graduating senior SPLAS major||faculty nomination||$100 and a certificate|
|Goethe Institute Book Prize||Department of Classical and European Studies||Junior and senior German Studies majors||faculty nomination||Amount varies|
|Max Freund Prize||Department of Classical and European Studies||Senior German Studies majors||student application||Amount varies|
|Roy Jones Fellowships||Department of Classical and European Studies||German Studies students, majors and non-majors||student application||Amount varies|
|Clyde Ferguson Bull Traveling Fellowship||Department of Classical and European Studies||French Studies students, majors and non-majors||student application||$7,500 or $15,000|
|George Williams Prizes for Fiction, Poetry and Creative Nonfiction||English||Students must have work published in R2: The Rice Review.||faculty nomination||Amount varies|
|Rice Review Awards||English||Rice undergraduate||faculty nomination||Amount varies|
|Lady Geddes Essay Writing Prize||English||English students, majors and non-majors||student application||$500-$1,000|