Public Humanities Initiative (Medical Humanities/Cultural Heritage) | Modular Courses


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The HRC’s Public Humanities Initiative invites faculty to submit proposals for Fall 2018 or Spring 2019 Modular Courses, to be co-taught with clinicians, curators, and scholars from local medical or cultural institutions. Modular Courses (at advanced undergraduate and graduate student levels) will be hosted by the HRC and ideally divided into six two-week modules, each taught separately by Rice faculty members and, for example, Texas Medical Center clinicians or Museum District curators. Inviting local specialists to co-teach these courses will create tangible situations of reciprocity between the campus and the city, enabling leaders in the arts, culture, and medicine to connect their respective practices with scholarship on campus and also help shape future generations of practitioners and scholars.

Awarded proposals will receive a total of up to $22,000.  This amount includes up to $18,000 to pay faculty and practitioners to lead modules and $4000 in research funds for the faculty of record, who will coordinate continuity among the modules and assess student work. This will require scheduling and securing the outside module instructors, developing a detailed syllabus, designing and grading assignments, and ensuring that course goals are fulfilled. Funds will be available provided course enrollment requirements are met.

Eligibility: All Rice University faculty are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to faculty who have not previously received a modular course award.

Application Materials:

  • Course title

  • Course description of no more than 250 words

  • ​Course Syllabus

  • Course budget

  • Names and affiliations of potential module leaders

[Please compile these items into a single .pdf document and upload below]

Letter: Endorsement from applicant’s Department Chair or School Dean should be emailed directly to by the deadline

Contact: John Mulligan (, 713-348-4971


Friday, January 19, 2018