Student Resources

Undergraduate Research Funding from Rice Centers and Schools

All Disciplines

Gulf Scholars Program

The Center for Civic Leadership and School of Engineering sponsor GSP@Rice, a one-year funded program that introduces students to natural hazards and their impact on the Gulf Coast. During the summer, students complete an interdisciplinary research project with a faculty mentor, graduate student mentor, and community partner.

Houston Action Research Teams

HART is a paid civic research program administered by the Center for Civic Leadership. Small, interdisciplinary teams of Rice undergraduates work together for a semester with city offices and community organizations to address issues and challenges facing Houston and its residents. A faculty member, CCL staff, and a graduate student mentor the teams.

Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship

Humanities and Social Sciences

Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer in D.C. Policy Research Internship Program

The goal of the Jesse Jones Leadership Center Summer in D.C. Policy Research Internship Program is to offer Rice University undergraduate students hands-on experience in the world of public policy research and analysis in our nation's capital.

Elizabeth Lee Moody Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Humanities and the Arts

The School of Humanities invites humanities majors to join our cohort of the Elizabeth Lee Moody Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Humanities and the Arts. These competitive fellowships offer undergraduate students the opportunity to experience humanities research in a wide range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields. The fellowship provides a $3,500 summer stipend — available at least once during the student’s undergraduate years at Rice — to support a humanities research project or humanities-related internship. Students remain fellows throughout their undergraduate education at Rice.

Fondren Fellows

The Fondren Fellows program funds Rice undergraduate or graduate students to conduct research projects sponsored by Fondren Library that will benefit the library and the scholarly community.

Houston Asian American Archive

The Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) is a research archive focusing on Houston's Asian American immigrant experience.

Houston Education Research Consortium

HERC was created as a research-practice partnership in order to turn research into actionable items to target issues in education. We believe that more research-practice partnerships are the key to connect academia and policy, so we want to train the next generation of researchers to work in this unique, productive environment.

Health, Humanism, and Society Scholars

The Health, Humanism and Society Scholars program (HHASS) provides undergraduates in Humanities and Social Sciences the opportunity to assist in research at various institutions within the Texas Medical Center, giving them valuable experience in a variety of medical and public health settings, research institutes and centers.


International Genetically Engineered Machines Team (iGEM)

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is an opportunity for a team of undergraduate students to participate in synthetic biology research. iGEM provides a creative outlet where students have the freedom to choose their own topic to study, ask their own research questions, and design and perform the experiments to answer those questions.

Vertically Integrated Projects

The Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) Program at Rice unites undergraduate education and faculty research in a team-based context. Undergraduate Rice VIP students earn academic credits, while faculty and graduate students benefit from the design/discovery efforts of their teams.