Medical Leadership 2017 Summer Fellowships

The Humanities Research Center, with funding from the Doerr Institute, is seeking applications for three undergraduate summer research fellowships in the area of medical leadership. The fellowships pay undergraduate researchers' summer salaries of $3,000, and a small research budget.

Student researchers will be guided in the design a research project, will be placed at a partner institution to work 10 hours/week on-site on their project, and will meet biweekly with HRC faculty to shape their project in an ongoing basis through status reports and drafts. Researchers will work with a local health institution to study the principles of medical leadership in context, and will produce a final research project for the community.

Applications are due Monday, March 27. Decisions will be made by Friday, March 31, and the HRC will begin placing awardees at local institutions to conduct their work over the summer.

Potential research topics include:

  • The role of leadership in a corporate medical environment.
  • The evolving relationship between medical leadership and the professional identities of healthcare workers (doctors, nurses, administrators, etc.).
  • Leadership in an advocacy context, and its relationship to the healthcare system.


  • All Rice undergraduates in good standing, who are not graduating seniors, are eligible to apply.

Application Materials:

  • Research project abstract of no more than 400 words (what do you want to investigate?).
  • Statement of interest (why you, why this topic?) of no more than 200 words.
  • Short list of potential institutional research partners, no more than 100 words (what hospital, or institution, and/or specific archives might help you best realize your research goals?).
  • CV or resume
  • Unofficial transcript

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

Contact: John Mulligan (

Monday, March 27, 2017