Most graduate students enrolled in the PhD program of
the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering receive
financial support throughout the calendar year.
students are normally
awarded Rice University fellowships, which carry competitive
stipends, plus another grant to cover tuition and part of their
health insurance premium. The department also has a
few special awards for PhD applicants with outstanding credentials
that are awarded on a competitive basis. These awards carry
an additional monetary stipend.
After the first two semesters,
students are supported on research assistantships or numerous
other research-associated fellowships. Financial support continues
for ten semesters and as long as a student makes satisfactory progress towards her/his
degree. Stipend levels are reviewed annually by the department
and are periodically
changes in the cost of living in the Houston area.
Incoming students are encouraged to apply for National Science
Foundation (NSF) predoctoral fellowships and other federal or
industrial fellowships. Applications for NSF awards must be
made by the student
in October or November of every year. The appropriate forms
may be obtained from:
The NSF Fellowship Office
4201 Wilson Blvd.
Arlington, Virginia 22230
Students who enter our graduate program with an NSF or
similar fellowship receive an additional monetary stipend from
There is no financial
support available for students enrolled in the MChE or the
joint MChE / MBA programs.