Research Project Support
The Humanities Research Center awards competitive grants that are intended to spark programming and curricular development in areas that do not necessarily fit within departmental structures, help develop innovative paradigms for conducting humanities research, or ask new questions within existing paradigms. Research projects may involve, but are not limited to, faculty workshops, conferences, collaborations with other institutions or individuals, creative works, or other endeavors that require financial resources outside the scope of individual faculty research accounts.
Every fall, up to 10 faculty members are selected by the Humanities Research Center to receive a one-semester teaching release during the following academic year. These fellowships are competitively awarded in order to facilitate the completion, development, or initiation of either individual or collaborative research projects. Rice Faculty Fellows meet regularly throughout the year to share their research activities through a works-in-progress presentation series. To date, the HRC has awarded nearly 100 of these fellowships.