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||Religion||Department of Religion majors||faculty nomination||$250|
|Barbara Field Kennedy Prize in American History||History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,500|
|Barbara Long Chilton Memorial Award in Theatre||Visual and Dramatic Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts theatre track major||faculty nomination||Amount varies.|
|Captain Charles Septimus Longcope Award in History||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||Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies||Graduating senior SPLAS major||faculty nomination||$100 and a certificate|
|Chairman's Choice Award in the Arts||Visual and Dramatic Arts||VADA majors (film/photo, studio, and theatre)||faculty nomination||Amount varies, around $500|
|Charles Garside, Jr., Prize in History||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|
|Classical and European Studies Summer Research Travel Funding||Classical and European Studies||Classical Studies majors||student application||Varies|
|Clifford Lefton Lawrence Award in British History||History||Department of History majors||faculty nomination||$1,000|