Research Experiences for Undergrads
at Rice University




Research experiences for undergraduates at Rice are open to students at colleges and universities from around the world. For most programs, research experience is not required - our faculty and graduate students will train you to perform research and mentor you through the experience!

We are one of the nation’s leading wide-spectrum research universities, with a beautiful campus located in the heart of Houston, one of America’s most dynamic, diverse and cosmopolitan cities. Though Rice is a small private university, we are consistently ranked in the top 20 universities in the United States. Our size impels us to be highly collaborative with government, industry, private foundations, as well as other universities. Our strategic planning focuses our effort to achieve impact and excellence in selected areas. We seek to translate our research insights into social benefits for the community, the nation, and our world. Research provides the foundation for change. New technologies, applications, and insights will allow us to bring greater prosperity and well-being to our world. As a leader in research, Rice University welcomes all partners to join us in our mission.

Rice's Race and Anti-Racism Research Fund

Internal research funding aimed at better understanding and addressing how race, racism, and racial injustice affect society today, and furthering the opportunities for policies and actions that will help achieve our goals of creating a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive university and broader society. 

Race and Anti-Racism Research Fund

Rice's Research Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

As part of a coordinated effort to combat COVID-19, Rice University is committed to conducting pathbreaking research — in biomedicine, engineering, social sciences, humanities and other fields — to help end the pandemic and prepare for similar outbreaks in the future.

Rice's Research Response to COVID-19



We will elevate our research accomplishment to the highest level to advance human knowledge and creativity, and make vital contributions to the betterment of our world. Research achievement drives new knowledge and understanding that improves our world, inspires our students and enhances learning opportunities. Research is fundamental to every aspect of our mission.