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 designed to support this mission, and with support and leadership from the Rice University Board of Trustees, we are pleased to announce the establishment of the Rice University Academy of Fellows (RUAF).

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. Participating Rice University departments are listed in the Eligibility section.

RUAF fosters intellectual exchange and advancement of research through the creation of an interdisciplinary community of Rice Academy Faculty Fellows and Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows. The work of the Rice Academy includes exciting academic and research programming.