Funded Awards

The Office of Research at Rice is committed to supporting and amplifying creative research and scholarship. Since its creation in 2016, the Creative Ventures Funds has awarded more than $4 million. The following projects were awarded for the 2021-22 academic year.

Funded projects for the Provost's TMC Collaborator Fund can be found here.
Funded projects for the Race and Anti-Racism Research Fund can be found here.
Funded projects for the COVID-19 Research Fund can be found here.

Conference and Workshop Development Fund (Spring 2022)

What do Monuments do? Why do (or don’t) we need them? How might they be rethought and re-made?
Graham Bader, Art History

Ignite Entrepreneurship Silicon Valley Conference
Brad Burke, Rice Alliance
Paul Cherukuri, Institute of Biosciences and Bioengineering
Kaz Karwowski, Rice Center for Engineering Leadership

Workshop on Secure Programmable Next-Generation Networks
Ang Chen, Computer Science

The Gnostic Renaissance in Modernity Conference
April DeConick, Religion

Rice Workshop on Improving Mobility with Low Vision
Patricia DeLucia, Psychological Sciences

Biennial Meeting of the Society of Africanist Archaeologists, June 2023
Jeffrey Fleisher, Anthropology
Susan McIntosh, Anthropology
Mary Prendergast, Anthropology

Economic Sociology Conference
Minjae Kim, Jones Graduate School of Business
James Elliott, Sociology
Alessandro Piazza, Jones Graduate School of Business
Scott Sonenshein, Jones Graduate School of Business

Fall 2022 Texas Branch American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Meeting
Natasha Kirienko, BioSciences

International Conference on Quantum Vacuum in Matter
Junichiro Kono, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Quantum Computing Workshop
Anastasios Kyrillidis, Computer Science
Kaden Hazzard, Physics and Astronomy
Guido Pagano, Physics and Astronomy
Leonardo Duenas-Osorio, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Workshop on Automated AI Tools for Computing and Communication
Yingyan Lin, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Kinder-HERC Research Gallery Walk
Ruth Turley, Kinder Institute, Houston Education Research Consortium

QuarkMatter 2023
Frank Geurts, Physics and Astronomy

Scholarly and Creative Works Subvention Fund (Spring 2022)

The New Isfahan: Architecture and Urban Experience in Early Modern Iran
Farshid Emami, Art History

Companion to Tirso de Molina
Esther Fernandez, Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures

Public Work: Designing Mexico’s Fourth Transformation
Nathan Friedman, Architecture

Poetry Book Translation to Swedish: El cero móvil de su boca
Gisela Heffes, Modern and Classical Literatures and Cultures

Life-making: In the Company of Radical Women Writers from the 1930s
Rosemary Hennessy, English

Solo Exhibition: "Themesong Variation Re-mix"
John Sparagana, Visual and Dramatic Arts

Architectures of Care: From the Intimate to the Common
Brittany Utting, Architecture


Conference and Workshop Development Fund (Fall 2021)

Post-Harvey Climate & Flood Impacts on the Built Environment
Philip Bedient, Civil and Environmental Engineering

Spillover
Joseph Campana, Center for Environmental Studies
Randall Hall, History

Thanks for the Ride: Biotic Vectors of Dispersal
Adrienne Correa, BioSciences
Tom Miller, BioSciences

Biennial Symposium of the Historians of Islamic Art Association
Farshid Emami, Art History

SoWEPS - Southern Workshop in Empirical Political Science
Jonathan Homola, Political Science
Connor Huff, Political Science
Michelle Torres, Political Science

The Science and Engineering of Everything Quantum
Alberto Pimpinelli, Smalley-Curl Institute
Junichiro Kono, Electrical and Computer Engineering

The Sixth Sphere
Albert Pope, Architecture
Brittany Utting, Architecture

Digital Health Research Cluster
Ashutosh Sabharwal, Electrical and Computer Engineering
Lydia Kavraki, Computer Science
Todd Treangen, Computer Science
Angela Wilkins, Ken Kennedy Institute

Workforce Development Incubator Summit
Eduardo Salas, Psychological Sciences

2022 Joint Rice Center for Quantum Materials and Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems Conference
Qimiao Si, Rice Center for Quantum Materials

Scholarly and Creative Works Subvention Fund (Fall 2021)

Wild Eyed
Natasha Bowdoin, Visual and Dramatic Arts

Kassandra and The Leader Recording
Anthony Brandt, Shepherd School of Music
Karim Al-Zand, Shepherd School of Music

Drawing the Curtain
Esther Fernandez, Modern and Classical Literatures

(Im)material Matters II
Liz Galvez, Architecture

Happiness
Uriah Kriegel, Philosophy

Soundscape Houston
Ian Schimmel, English

Red, White and You Blew It All 2 Hell!
Christopher Sperandio, Visual and Dramatic Arts

Mow-Town
Maggie Tsang, Architecture

Texas Forests and the CCC
Brittany Utting, Architecture