Visiting Researcher Program

Visiting researchers are an important part of the Rice community; their positive and unique impact on Rice’s many academic programs is highly visible. Rice welcomes their participation, and has created the visiting researcher program to better serve their needs. The VRP program is designed for individuals who are at Rice for more than one month and pursuing their own research interests either independently or in collaboration with a faculty member or department. They may or may not be enrolled as students. Most visiting researchers require office and/or laboratory space on the Rice campus, as well as access to shared experimental and computational resources.

As a VRP, individuals will have the necessary internal financial resources to quickly and efficiently define their workplace and their research environment; they will also receive staff and information technology support and access to campus-wide resources (e.g. library, recreation center) if they are not already enrolled as students. The VRP program provides these resources quickly and efficiently to scholars, in a manner that ensures even short stays at Rice are productive. For more information about the VRP program please contact the Vice Provost for Research (research@rice.edu); note that all VRP must be sponsored by a Rice tenure-track faculty member.

Charges below may be waived in appropriate cases.

Costs – Graduate Student VRP

 

Tuition

$39,880

VRP Student Fee

$500

Orientation fee

$3,500

Access to Dedicated Office and/or Laboratory Space Fee

$45,000

Access to Experimental and Computational Resources Fee

$15,000

English as Second Language – Immersion Course (2 weeks)

$2,000

Total – Graduate Student VRP

$100,900

 

 

Costs – Post Doc VRP

 

Non-Student Campus Access Fee

$1,500

Orientation fee

$1,710

Access to Dedicated Office and/or Laboratory Space Fee

$45,000

Access to Experimental and Computational Resources Fee

$15,000

English as Second Language – Immersion Course (1 week)

$1,000

Total – Post Doc VRP

$64,210