2019-20 Rice Seminar | Topic

The Rice Seminars are designed to promote humanistic research, broadly understood. They bring together a select group of Rice faculty members, visiting scholars, and Rice graduate students to study a common theme from several disciplinary perspectives. Funding is also available to bring in outside speakers to present public talks, provide feedback, meet with the seminar participants, participate in a year-end conference, and otherwise engage with seminar participants and the broader Rice community. The most visible goal of the seminars is a scholarly publication to which all participants will contribute. Equally important but less visible is the creation of international and interdisciplinary scholarly communities that will outlive the seminars themselves. The topic of the Rice Seminars changes every two years.

Awarded proposals will receive a total of $8,000 in Faculty research accounts (per year), $10,000 for visiting speakers (per year), and $15,000 for a follow-up conference. The HRC will, in addition, provide salaries and stipends for resident visiting scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate student fellows. Teaching releases for Rice faculty can be negotiated between respective department chairs and their Deans, yet no compensation to departments will be made available to cover lost courses.

Eligibility: A minimum of two Rice faculty in the humanities, broadly construed, are eligible to co-apply, with a lead applicant tenured in the School of Humanities.


Application Materials:

  • Two page CVs of Applicants

  • Seminar abstract of no more than 200 words

  • Seminar description of no more than 1000 words

[Please compile the above items into a single pdf document and upload below]

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)


Friday, March 30, 2018