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Through fellowships advising, we seek to build upon your academic, leadership, and service experiences to identify undergraduate and post-baccalaureate opportunities that best meet your future goals. Rice students have recently won the Carnegie, Fulbright, Goldwater, Marshall, Merage, Mitchell, Rhodes, Soros, Truman, Udall, and Watson competitions. Thanks to the generosity of Rice alumni, we also offer several scholarships for independent research and study abroad. The Faculty Committee on Fellowships and Awards selects the Rice nominees for national fellowships and the finalists for the Rice fellowships. Workshops on grant writing and interviewing, one-on-one advising, and review of application drafts help you submit competitive applications.


The fellowships fall into two general categories: those that require a Rice nomination and those that do not. For a complete list of fellowships requiring a Rice nomination and required application materials, click on "Rice Nominated Fellowships" to the left.

 If you would like to apply for a Rice nominated fellowship(s), click on the "Application Form" link, and complete page one of the application. At the bottom of the form, check off the fellowship(s) that you wish to apply for. In addition to providing basic information, you will be asked to upload a picture (.jpeg), transcript, and resume (both in .pdf). All of this information will be stored on the site and reused for future applications through OFUR. You will not need to fill out the form again. After you submit the basic information, you will be taken to a page that allows you to upload the names and email addresses of your recommenders and the required forms, essays, and/or budgets as one .pdf. You will also receive an email link to this page so that you can return and upload the information at a later date.

To see previous applications and more information visit our joinable Owlspace page, OFUR. If you have any questions or would like to talk about your applications, please email us at scholars@rice.edu.

To start an application:   

Follow the link on the left column entitled "Application Form"

To return to an application:   

Go to ofur-app.rice.edu/private

 Rice Alumni:    

To set up an application account, email scholars@rice.edu and provide proof of Rice affiliation (i.e., transcript, image of diploma)