Launched in 2009, Rice’s post-baccalaureate fellowship provides recent college graduates the opportunity to work with a sociology department faculty member in an intensive research and mentoring experience. Designed as a one-year fellowship, participants must be interested in attending graduate school in the social sciences or related professional fields after the completion of their fellowship year. In addition to receiving hands-on training in the methods of social science research, Fellows benefit by having the opportunity to attend academic conferences, obtain recommendations for graduate school, and receive assistance in applying to top graduate programs.
*Please note:* Because these fellowships are typically funded by research grants to individual faculty members, there is no standard application process and the availability of positions varies from year to year. Students interested in the program should contact individual faculty members, typically in the spring of each academic year, to inquire about potential positions for the following academic year.
Megan WisniewskiFaculty Mentor: Stephen Klineberg
Kelsey WalkerFaculty Mentor: Stephen Klineberg
Ethan RakerFaculty Mentor: Stephen KlinebergFellowship Year: 2015-2016Enrolled as PhD Student at Harvard University
Kiara DoudsFaculty Mentor: Stephen KlinebergFellowship Year: 2013-2015Enrolled as PhD Student at New York University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bridget GormanFellowship Year: 2013-2014
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elaine Howard EcklundFellowship Year: 2012-2014Enrolled as a PhD student in Sociology at Yale University
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elaine Howard EcklundFellowship Year: 2013-2014Enrolled in the Master’s in Divinity (MDiv) at The University of Chicago Divinity
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Bridget GormanFellowship Year: 2011-2013 Employed at Accenture Management Consulting.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elaine Howard Ecklund Fellowship Year: 2011-2012 Enrolled as a doctoral student in the Department of Sociology at Indiana University.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachel Tolbert Kimbro Fellowship year: 2011-2012Research assistant at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Fellowship year: 2010-2011Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael LindsayEnrolled as a doctoral student in the department of sociology at Yale University.
Fellowship year: 2010-2011Faculty Mentors: Drs. Bridget K. Gorman and Jenifer BratterEnrolled as a doctoral student in the department of sociology at The University of Texas at Austin.
Fellowship year: 2010-2011Faculty Mentor: Dr. Elaine Howard EcklundEnrolled as as doctoral student in the department of sociology at the University of Notre Dame.
Fellowship Year: 2009-2010Faculty Mentor: Dr. Michael LindsayEnrolled as a doctoral student at the University of California, Berkeley
Fellowship Year: 2009-2010Faculty Mentor: Dr. Rachel KimbroEnrolled as a doctoral student at Stanford University
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