PhD students have the opportunity to complete formal certification in interdisciplinary programs and to participate in interdisciplinary special seminars. Both types of opportunities may come with supplemental funding.
• Center for Critical and Cultural Theory (3CT) Graduate Certificate - competitive, one-time stipend of $5000 upon completion.
• Center for the Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality Graduate Certificate - one-time stipend of $5000 upon achievement of candidacy.
Grants and Fellowships Database
The Fondren Library maintains a database of internal and external fellowships. The database can be accessed here.
Conference and Research Travel Funding
Starting in AY 2018-2019, students are eligible to apply for conference travel, research, and professional advancement funding through the School of Humanities Dean's Conference, Research, and Professional Advancement Fund. The fund allows each eligible graduate student to apply for up to $1,500 per academic year in support of their research or professional development.
Special Graduate Fellowship for Continuing Students
Lodieska Stockbridge Vaughn - To provide a fellowship for a graduate student whose record at Rice shows evidence of outstanding achievement and promise. Four or five awards are usually given. Each spring, the department chairs are invited to nominate continuing graduate students for this special endowed fellowship. The final recipients are chosen by the Graduate Council. The amount of the fellowship and the number of recipients vary from year to year.
Additional organizations on campus that offer travel funding include:
Humanities Research Center - Research Project Support
Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) - Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship Program