Diluvial Houston Initiative |
Research Project Development

In collaboration with the Center for Environmental Studies, the Humanities Research Center’s Diluvial Houston Initiative invites faculty and staff to submit proposals for Research Project Funding in one or more of five areas related to environmental justice and health: Immigrants and Refugees; Archive Recovery; Environmental Histories; Transmedia Storytelling; and Infrastructure Studies + Resilient Futures (see descriptions here). Preference will be given to proposals that promise to spark collaborations with local partners; have tangible benefits to the city; cultivate new scholarly paradigms; or engage multiple faculty or staff members at Rice University and other local universities and colleges. Proposals may request up to $20,000, to be expended between January 1, 2021 and June 1, 2022.


Friday, September 25, 2020
Friday, January 29, 2021


Rice faculty and staff in the humanities, interpretive social sciences, architecture, music, and library, are eligible to apply. Faculty and staff outside these areas may be included on proposals but should not be the primary applicant. Proposals with multiple PIs must identify a primary applicant for administrative purposes.

Application Materials:

  • Research Project Title
  • Research Project abstract of no more than 200 words
  • Research Project description of no more than 1,000 words
  • Itemized Research Project budget and budget narrative that indicate:
    --anticipated use of the requested funds
    --all funds sought or secured from other sources
  • Name and contact information of collaborating institution(s) or individual(s)
  • Research Project Timeline

[Please compile the above items into a single pdf document and upload at link below]


Adriana Chiaramonti (acc14@rice.edu)

How to apply:

Applicants must apply through the Humanities Research Center website.