Creative Ventures Funds

Rice University Internal Funding Opportunities

Rice is committed to supporting and amplifying faculty’s creative scholarship and research, and the Creative Ventures Funds are one set of opportunities available to the Rice faculty for this purpose.

As different disciplines require different types and levels of support, Rice has developed the Creative Ventures Funds to meet the multiple needs of our faculty community. Each year, Rice University allocates over $1 million directly to support our faculty in new and creative work.

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.