Rice University’s Conference and Workshop Development Fund fosters the development of conferences and workshops that enhance the reputation and quality of scholarship across the University.
Faculty are encouraged to engage the various University institutes such as the Baker Institute, the Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering, the Ken Kennedy Institute, the Humanities Research Center, the Kinder Institute, Rice Space Institute, and the Smalley-Curl Institute, where appropriate.
Proposals that engage broadly across campus and that can include many constituencies such as graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged.
Awards are funded up to a maximum of $50,000 for an international conference and $15,000 for a more-focused disciplinary workshop.
Full-time and research faculty members at Rice are eligible to apply. Proposals may be submitted individually or by a group of faculty. Please inform your department chair that you have applied.
Awardees will be notified within four to six weeks of deadline. Under special circumstances, proposals can be submitted off-cycle for emerging topics.
Proposals will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
Proposals must be submitted using this webform by May 19, 2017. Proposals must include the following documents in PDF format: