Mission Statement

The Interdisciplinary Research Support Office (IRSO) is the research administration unit of the Office of the Vice Provost for Research that is organized to support both the development of proposals and the administration of large and strategic projects at Rice University.


Rice Center for Quantum Materials (RCQM)

RCQM seeks to sustain and grow fundamental research of quantum materials on campus, and develop an international network in this area, with Rice at its hub.

The Children’s Environmental Health Initiative (CEHI)

CEHI is a research, education, and outreach program committed to fostering environments where all people can prosper.

The Rice University Center for Computing at the Margins (RUCCAM)

RUCCAM is a new center that explores solutions to the physical and energy limitations currently restricting the continued expansion.

Rice Space Institute (RSI)

RSI provides a unique collaborative environment in which to meet the educational, research, and technological challenges faced by the exploration and study of space.

Nanotechnology-Enabled Water Treatment (NEWT)

NEWT is applying nanotechnology to develop transformative and off-grid water treatment systems that both protect human lives and support sustainable economic development.

Rice Office of STEM Engagement (R-STEM)

R-STEM supports and promotes Rice University’s wide-ranging efforts to improve K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics education in all Greater Houston Area school districts.

The Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations (PATHS-UP)

PATHS-UP Engineering Research Center (ERC) was funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) in 2017. PATHS-UP mission is 1) to engineer transformative, robust, and affordable, technologies and systems to improve healthcare access, enhance the quality of service and life, and reduce the cost of healthcare in underserved populations. The PATHS-UP ERC team is led by Texas A&M University, with partners from the University of California at Los Angeles, Rice University, and Florida International University.

Rice University National Security Research Accelerator (RUNSRA)

RUNSRA is a cooperative agreement for research to enable advanced materials and next-generation networks. The effort is aimed at unprecedented intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance specifically focused on next-generation wireless networks and radio frequency (RF) electronics.

Carbon Hub

Carbon Hub's vision is a zero-emissions future, where clean hydrogen energy and advanced carbon materials are co-produced efficiently and sustainably from natural gas and oil. Fossil hydrocarbons are no longer burned for energy and large scale technology is deployed to provide industrial carbon materials that house, move, clothe, and feed people.

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