Humanities Research Center (HRC) -- Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows [Rice Seminar 2018-19]

Funding Agency:
Rice University

In conjunction with the Rice Seminars, the Humanities Research Center at Rice University hosts yearlong residential fellowships for outstanding junio scholars. The Rice Seminars are designed to promote humanistic research, broadly understood. They bring together a select group of Rice faculty members, visiting faculty, and Rice graduate students to study a common theme from several disciplinary perspectives. Funding is also available to bring in outside speakers to present public talks, provide feedback, meet with the seminar participants, participate in a year-end conference, and otherwise engage with seminar participants and the broader Rice University community. The most visible goal of the seminars is a scholarly publication to which all participants will contribute. Equally important but less visible is the creation of international and interdisciplinary scholarly communities that will outlive the seminars themselves. The topic of the Rice Seminars changes each year.

For a description of the 2019-20 Rice Seminar, The Value of Consciousness and the Consciousness of Value, please click on this link.

The position is for July 1, 2019 through June 30, 2020. Fellows receive a $55,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and an allowance for research and relocation to Houston. Primary obligations include active participation in all aspects of the Rice Seminar, developing or continuing individual or collaborative research projects, and giving a presentation to colleagues at Rice. Fellows will also design and teach (or co-teach) a semester-long course, the topic of which will be determined in consultation with the HRC and/or appropriate department.

Deadline: Dec. 7, 2018

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants from any humanistic discipline or interdiscipline are eligible to apply and must have received a PhD between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2019.



Funding Type



Minorities encouraged
Post Doctoral Fellows


Arts & Humanities
Social Sciences

External Deadline

December 7, 2018