All chemistry graduate students at Rice University receive financial support throughout the twelve-month year. Entering students are normally awarded Rice University fellowships, which carry stipends of $24,720 per annum and an additional grant to cover tuition. Graduate applicants with exceptional qualifications also compete for prize fellowships which award additional dollars. After completion of the first semester, students are supported on research assistantships or numerous other research associate fellowships. Stipend levels are reviewed annually by the department and are periodically adjusted to reflect changes in the cost of living in the Houston area.
- Incoming students are encouraged to apply for National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowships. Applications for these awards must originate from the student in October, and the appropriate forms may be obtained from:
National Research Council
2101 Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC 20418
- Rice University is one of fourteen institutions at which fellowships from the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation are tenable. Application materials are due by November 1st, and may be obtained from:
Fannie and John Hertz Foundation
Livermore, CA, 94551-5032
- Additionally, any U.S. citizen or permanent resident who has a sincere interest in these issues and is admitted to a doctoral program in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at Rice, is eligible for the AGEP fellowship. Prospective students should submit an application for admission directly to the academic (chemistry) department by the application due date. Be sure to mention that you would like to be considered for funding through the AGEP Program.
Some students come to Rice University with external fellowship support that provides stipends lower than the rate paid by Rice. It has been departmental policy to supplement those fellowship stipends so that the recipients are not penalized financially.