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The application portal for the September 2023 cohort of the Rice University Academy of Fellows application cycle is open, and will close on January 4, 2023. 
The two-year Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to exceptional scholars who have recently earned a doctoral degree in any area and who want to pursue research with faculty at Rice University. Applications are particularly welcome from those 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.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Jennifer Hunter at

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