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Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship

Rice University
Job Location:
Houston, Texas
Other Science Faculty

As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching, and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

As part of a recently launched $150 million investment in research initiatives to advance this mission, Rice University is pleased to announce and invite applications for the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows Program. With the 2023-2025 cohort, the Rice Academy will be open to all research fields and areas of study.

The two-year Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to exceptional scholars who have recently earned the doctoral degree in any area and who want to pursue research with faculty at Rice University. Applications are particularly welcome from those who are interested in interdisciplinary approaches to scholarship.

Individuals selected as Fellows will join the Rice University Academy of Fellows, a community of scholars that includes senior members of the Rice faculty. Additionally, the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship offers:
  • a postdoctoral position
  • a mentored relationship with a discipline-related faculty member;
  • collaborative relationships with an academy of distinguished faculty fellows who have extraordinarily diverse interests and expertise relevant to scholarship on health, inequality, and data science;
  • regular opportunities for intellectual exploration with the Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellow community;
  • programmatic activities to promote professional development, including a focused plan to pursue the K99 award and other relevant early career awards;
  • substantial campus-wide resources in expertise and instrumentation;
  • a $60,000 salary with benefits.
The standard stipend for a Rice Academy Junior Fellow is $60,000. National standard stipends in a few research areas are above that level, and those departments may augment the stipend.

Academy Junior Fellows will also be provided with a one-time $5,000 research fund and access to university resources.

Candidates must submit:
  • Research proposal (three pages maximum)
  • CV
  • Writing sample (sample publication or other work of scholarship)
The Rice Academy Senior Fellows will begin application reviews as early as December 1, 2022. The deadline to apply is January 4, 2023. Visit the link below to begin an application:
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