2018-19 Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Seminar | Graduate Fellowships

The Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Seminar is a year-long, six credit course intended to reach beyond the objectives of a typical graduate seminar by experimenting with existing models of research and creating new models of collaboration and pedagogy. In the selection process, preference will be given to proposals with innovative research, accessibility to students from a broad range of disciplines, and original format.

In consultation with the HRC, the seminar leader will select five doctoral students, preferably in their third or fourth year, to enroll in the seminar and receive a $6900 stipend supplement. One of the graduate students will receive an additional $1000 per semester to create a record of the seminar including a summary of meetings for the HRC.  Seminar participants will also be eligible to apply for supplemental funding in order to disseminate their research (e.g., travel and conference registration costs). Funds will be available provided course requirements are met, and Seminars with fewer than five eligible graduate students will be canceled.

For a description of the 2018-19 Andrew W. Mellon Graduate Research Seminar, please click here



Applications are welcome from Rice doctoral students in any humanisitic discipline. Preference will be given to students who will be in their 3rd or 4th year of study, though others are welcome to apply. Participants must remain in good academic standing throughout the duration of the seminar.

Application Materials:

  • One-page statement of interest in the seminar topic

  • Brief letter/email of endorsement from applicant’s advisor sent directly to Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)

Contact: Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)

Friday, February 23, 2018