James T. Wagoner '29 loved to travel, and he loved Rice, so he made provisions that after his death a study-abroad scholarship for students and alumni would be established in memory of his late wife and parents. The Wagoner Foreign Study Scholarship provides students and alumni the opportunity to conduct research abroad for a minimum of eight weeks to one year. A research project may be combined simultaneously with the advanced study of a language (400 level or above); or an introductory level of languages not offered at Rice. Funding is available up to $15,000 per award (students receiving multiple Wagoner awards may not exceed $15,000 in awards while a graduate student at Rice).
Eligibility: All Rice graduate students and graduate alumni participating in research are encouraged to apply. Awardees must be in good standing with the University as well as their department.
Undergraduate students and undergraduate alumni: Please contact the Office of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships regarding the undergraduate application for Wagoner funds.
The online application will be available in early 2020. Application elements and instructions can be found below. If you have further questions after reviewing the instructions, you may email firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) Wagoner Agreement Form
Read and review the agreement form
2) Project Narrative
No more than 4 (four) single-spaced pages, 12-point font, 1" margins. Additional pages may be included for bibliography/appendices. The proposal narrative should address the following and be written for a broad audience of faculty members outside of your field:
3) Budget, signed by both you and your adviser
Include a budget proposal (1-2 pages), prepared in consultation with, and signed by, your department chair or department director of grad studies, and adviser.
Format the budget expenditures as a table.
4) Letter of Affiliation/Invitation
A letter of affiliation/invitation from your host institution. Or, a brief statement from you explaining if such a letter is unnecessary.
5) A copy of your current c.v.
6) One letter of recommendation (submitted separately by faculty member)
Your application must include a letter of recommendation from your adviser (or from a Rice faculty member with whom you are working). The letter should be sent to both email@example.com and to firstname.lastname@example.org by the application deadline. Recommendation letters should discuss the following:
Wagoner Awardees, upload your mid-year and final reports here.