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Fellowships and Opportunities

Fellowships and Opportunities

There are a number of graduate fellowships that are awarded each year such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship Program and the National Defense Scinece and Engineering Graduate Fellowship. You will find information for those programs as it is posted on the relevant websites. To give you an idea of what's available until then, visit this page

Aftercollege.com lists job openings for graduates by disciplines. See http://www.aftercollege.com/career-networks/rice-university/ for the listings. You are required to register with aftercollege.com, but there is no charge for registration. Note: jobs posted on this site have not been vetted by the School of Engineering.


NASA fellowships and other opportunities
NASA offers several internships, fellowships and scholarships for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Pathways to Science
Pathways to Science is a project of the Institute for Broadening Participation. The organization places emphasis on connecting underrepresented groups with STEM programs, funding, mentoring and resources. Fellowships for masters and doctoral students are available, as is funding for travel and summer institutes.

Funded Research Programs for Graduates

Two websites offer comprehensive listings of opportunities, as well as instructions on how to apply.


Humboldt Fellowship for Postdocs

Submit an application if you are a researcher from abroad with above average qualifications, at the beginning of your academic career and only completed your doctorate in the last four years. 


Rachel Carson Center Fellowships

The Ludwig-Maxiamillians Univeristät München's Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society offers multiple fellowships designed to bring together scholars working in environmental history and related disciplines. Programs are for three, six, nine or 12 months.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: JANUARY 31, 2015

White House Internships

DEADLINE FOR SPRING, 2015: OCTOBER 17, 2014
DEADLINE FOR SUMMER, 2015: MARCH 6, 2015

Upaid internships are available for qualified candidates for the Summer, Fall and Spring semesters. Students may be undergradutes or graduate students.