University Committee on Fellowships and Awards
(a) To consider applications, interview candidates, and select nominees for various awards, scholarships, and fellowships for which Rice University has been invited by national foundations to submit nominations.
Recommendations made by members of the Committee are based on application materials and interview processes, and applicants are ranked according to the criteria set out by the funding organizations. Both academic excellence and the vision of candidates are the primary considerations in the nominee selection process for most scholarships and awards.
(b) To review applications, interview candidates, and screen or rank applicants for exchange programs, such as the Abraham-Broad Trinity Exchange.
(c) To determine recipients of endowed or other internal fellowships which are awarded to students continuing at Rice as undergraduates in the year of the award, or recent alumni, according to qualifications established for each fellowship.
(d) To work closely and in consultation with the Center for Civic Leadership fellowship advising staff to review criteria for awards, scholarships, and fellowships, determine a schedule for reviews and interviews, and promote award opportunities to the Rice community.
(e) The Chair of the Committee shall prepare a brief, written report on the activities of the committee at the end of each academic year and to submit copies of this report to the president of the university, the provost, and the Faculty Senate.
|Matthew Baring, Chair||Department of Physics and Astronomy|
|Andrea Ballestero||Department of Anthropology|
|Beth Beason Abmayr||Department of BioSciences, Faculty Senate representative|
|Maria Bejan||Department of Economics|
|Gwen Bradford||Department of Philosophy|
|Amber Dermont||Department of English|
|Leonardo Duenas-Osorio||Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering|
|Robert Englebretson||Department of Linguistics|
|Songying Fang||Department of Political Science|
|Bilal Ghosn||Department of BioEngineering|
|Arthur Gottschalk||Shepherd School of Music|
|Gisela Heffes||Department of Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies|
|Steven Lewis||Department of Asian Studies|
|Carolyn Nichol||Department of Chemistry|
|Nancy Niedzielski||Department of Linguistics|
|Fenglin Niu||Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences|
|Mallesh Pai||Department of Economics|
|Alexander Regier||Department of English|
|Geoffrey Winningham||Department of Visual and Dramatic Arts|
|Stephen Zeff||Jones School of Business|
|Danika Brown||Center for Civil Leadership, non-voting liaison|
August 6, 2020