The Rice University Academy of Fellows is a vibrant interdisciplinary community composed of Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows and Rice Academy Faculty Fellows. Academy Postdoctoral Fellows can be housed in any department at Rice University. Postdoctoral Fellows are appointed to a two-year term, and they take a concurrent complementary non-tenure track faculty appointment in an appropriate department at Rice. Fellows are generally expected to remain in residence in or near Houston to actively participate in the Academy. Rice Academy Postdoctoral and Faculty Fellows hold regular gatherings that support social interactions, as well as intellectual and academic pursuits. Fellows should attend regularly and present their work at least once a year. Professional development is a central focus, and Academy Postdoctoral Fellows will receive close mentorship in pursuit of the NIH K99 or other career development awards. Two professors at Rice University mentor the research of each Academy Postdoctoral Fellow. In some disciplines, a formal teaching record is valued for applications to tenure-track faculty positions. Appropriate teaching opportunities will be developed in consultation with Academy Postdoctoral Fellows in these areas.