2022-23 Fondren Fellowship
Apply to Become a 2022-23 Fondren Fellow
Interested in working on a compelling research or teaching project that will enable you to explore projects such as investigating the role of the President’s White House science advisors during the Cold War, tracing the displacement of marginalized communities caused by early highway construction, expanding access to Houston’s Hip Hop archives by creating engaging social media videos, or how to expand DEI principles in Fondren Library publishing services? If so, then Fondren Library invites interested Rice undergraduate and graduate students to apply to become Fondren Fellows. Fellows will earn $17 per hour (for up to 200 hours of work), enjoy a flexible schedule, and remote work opportunities, hone their skills in research and communication, and be mentored by a Rice faculty member or Fondren staff member.
You can read more about the projects for the 2022-2023 academic year at the links below:
(Note: some projects are looking for candidates with specific skills like programming or graphic design, so be please sure to read the project description carefully before applying)
- Topic Database Creation Over the Rice Thresher
- Design, Development, and Delivery of Python Workshops
- Post-Covid Corporate Stakeholder Engagement and Social Advocacy
- Fondren Library Data Repository for Data Science Education and Experiential Learning, Phase I
- Houston Highways
- Visualizing Catastrophe in Latin America and the Caribbean: An Interactive Map of Photography and Natural Disasters
- Mapping TIMEA
- The President’s Scientists: Understanding the Evolving Role of White House Science Advisors
- Mapping Hispanic Early Modern Theater in the US
- Blood Will Tell?: Genetics and Madness
- Listening to our users: Centering DEI in Library Publishing Services
- History of Japanese Farmers in Texas
- OUT OF THE GUTTER: cataloging a new collection of international comic art at Rice University
- Building Capacities for Systematic and Qualitative Analysis in the Social Media Archive
- Developing Houston Hip Hop Archives
Benefits for Fellows
The Fondren Fellows program offers the following benefits to students:
- Receive a competitive wage. Fellows will receive $17/ hour for up to 200 hours of work.
- Create a meaningful research or teaching project in collaboration with experts.
- Hone research and communication skills.
- Work flexible hours; most positions involve at least some remote work.
Once selected, Fondren Fellows are expected to:
- Submit a research plan
- Participate in regular meetings with their mentor(s) and, as appropriate, with other Fellows
- Be able to dedicate at least 5-10 hours of work per week to their project
- Provide reports on their progress in meeting the project goals
- Present their project at a public forum, such as the Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS) or a Fondren Town Hall Meeting
- Acknowledge the Fondren Fellows program in any publications or presentations resulting from the fellowship
- Provide feedback on the Fellows program, including by completing a brief survey at the middle and end of the fellowship