Eligibility

Prospective Academy Postdoctoral Fellows should have an exceptional record of scholarship, unusual promise for future intellectual achievement, and a commitment to build a community within the Rice Academy. Applicants for the 2020 competition should have completed all requirements for the doctorate between September 1, 2017, and August 31, 2021. The Rice University Academy of Fellows does not accept applications from current Rice postdoctoral fellows. Rice Faculty with appointments in the listed departments below may serve as mentors to Junior Fellows.

Non-U.S. citizens are eligible to apply. For those who win a position in the Academy and do not have U.S. citizenship or permanent residency, Rice will sponsor a nonimmigrant visa. You may want to contact the Office of International Students & Scholars (OISS) concerning details on the proper visa status at that time. There also may be a required English Skype interview for some individuals.

Rice Departments that welcome applications

Engineering

Bioengineering

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Computational and Applied Mathematics

Computer Science

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Materials Science and Nanoengineering

Mechanical Engineering

Statistics

Humanities

Medical Humanities

Interdisciplinary

Applied Physics

Systems, Synthetic, and Physical Biology

Natural Sciences

Biosciences

Chemistry

Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences

Mathematics

Physics and Astronomy

Social Sciences

Psychological Sciences