Research Funding and Recognition

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Internal Research Funding

Social Sciences Research Institute
University Grants

External Funding Opportunities (links to major funding agencies)

Rice University Offices

School of Social Sciences Pre-Award Contacts/Assignment

  • Chris Rodriguez, Research Grants & SSRI Manager, Dean's Office - carod@rice.edu | 713-348-2985
    • Anthropology Department
    • Economics Department
    • Linguistics Department
    • Political Science Department
    • Psychological Sciences Department
    • Sport Management Department
    • Texas Policy Lab
    • Social Sciences Research Institute
  • Heather Willrich, Grant Writer, Department of Sociology - hwill@rice.edu | 713-348-4308
    • Sociology Department
    • Religion and Public Life Program
    • Houston Education Research Consortium

Internal Achievement Awards

SoSS Dean’s Distinguished Research Awards: The aim of the SoSS Dean’s Distinguished Research Awards is to recognize excellence in faculty research. Two awards will be given each year, one for junior faculty and one for senior faculty. Nominations will be evaluated on the extent to which the candidate’s work has been (or has the potential to be) transformative in their field, and the extent to which the applicant’s work has garnered national and international recognition. Nominations must come from department chairs; each chair may nominate one person for each award.

Charles W. Duncan Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty:

The Duncan Award was established in 1998 in honor of Charles Duncan, former Chairman of the Rice Board of Trustees, and is presented each year to a full-time, tenured or tenure-track faculty member in recognition of outstanding performance in the areas of both teaching and scholarship.

Information regarding eligibility, selection criteria, process, and timeline is listed below.

Eligibility: Must be a full-time Rice tenured/tenure-track faculty member with ten or less years of experience from appointment as an assistant professor at Rice and have his/her primary academic appointment in one of the following schools: Architecture, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences, Social Sciences.

Criteria for award: Candidates must have demonstrated outstanding performance in both scholarship and teaching.

Award: $5,000 cash award and engraved medal

Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in University Service and Leadership: This award is bestowed annually on a faculty member who has made significant and distinctive contributions to the mission of Rice University through exceptional university service and leadership. The winner will receive $3,000 and a framed certificate signed by the President and Provost.*

Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in Professional Service and Leadership: This award is bestowed annually on a faculty member who has made significant contributions to the academic profession or to the wider community (local, national or international) through professional service and leadership. The winner will receive $3,000 and a framed certificate signed by the President and Provost.*

Rice University Faculty Award for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Service: This award is bestowed periodically on a faculty member who fulfills the Rice academic ideal by exhibiting exemplary achievement in all aspects of faculty responsibilities: research, teaching, and service. The winner will receive $6,000 and a framed certificate signed by the President and Provost.*

Marjorie Corcoran Award: This award is given annually to a Rice faculty member who has made major contributions to the advancement of women or underrepresented minorities in STEM fields, either in support of students at Rice or through local, state, or national programs, with a particular commitment to engaged mentoring. The winner will receive $2,500 and a framed certificate signed by the President and Provost.*

*Nomination process: Any Rice faculty or staff member may nominate a faculty member for any of the four awards above. Faculty Senate sends a call for nominations each Spring.

Teaching Awards

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