Research Project Support

The Humanities Research Center awards one to two competitive travel awards of $2500 to $5,000 to graduate students in the School of Humanities who need to conduct research abroad over the summer. Awarded funds may be used for, but not limited to, travel to present papers at scholarly conferences, consult distant archives, interview scholars and authors, take courses, and/or participate in workshops.
The Humanities Research Center awards Research Fellowships to undergraduate students with strong backgrounds in the humanities. The fellowships require 200 hours of work on a research project led by a faculty member in the School of Humanities. Selected fellows will receive stipends of up to $3000.
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.
The Humanities Research Center runs for-credit research practica in the interdisciplinary areas of Medical Humanities and Museums and Cultural Heritage. Students work with a mentor at a local medical or cultural institution and learn about their profession; at the same time, they meet regularly with a Rice faculty member in order to develop their own research project by the end of the semester. These projects run in the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters.