Applicants must be able to complete the appointment within five (5) years of the award of the PhD degree. Since the length of the fellowship is two years, they must be able to start their appointment by the third anniversary dates of their PhD. In addition, if the PhD is pending at the time of application, the applicant must defend his/her PhD thesis successfully before accepting the offer.
The stipend will be $58,000 per year, plus standard staff benefits. Moving expenses to Rice of up to $2,000 will be provided, if needed. Original receipts for all expenses must be provided. No moving expenses will be provided at the end of the fellowship, in keeping with the intent of the fellowship. In addition, a travel fund up to $5,000 per year is included for travel to technical conferences, and for travel essential to the performance of the research. A supplies and minor equipment fund to support the Fellow’s research will also be provided in the amount of up to $10,000 per year.