Carlson Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship

Program Description:

The Humanities Research Center awards Summer Research Fellowships to undergraduates with a strong background in the humanities. The fellowships require up to 200 hours of work on a research project led by a Rice faculty member engaged in humanistic research. Selected fellows in 2023 received stipends of up to $3,000.


Fellowships are awarded to select undergraduate students who have demonstrated significant academic achievement and considerable interest in humanities research, though they do not need to be a humanities major. Fellows must be enrolled at Rice in the Fall 2024 semester.

Application Materials:

1. Name
2. Description of the research project (200 words)
3. Endorsement from a faculty member, which the faculty member should email directly to Gabriela Garcia ( by the application deadline*
4. Start and end dates of the fellowship
5. Unofficial transcript

Deadline: TBA

* The endorsement from the faculty member can be in the form of an email (it does not need to be a formal letter of recommendation). However, we ask that the faculty member indicate their knowledge of and involvement in the project thus far, how this fellowship will contribute to your scholarly and professional development, and their willingness to advise on the project.


Questions? Contact Dr. Gabriela Garcia at