The Ken Kennedy Institute at Rice University has awarded over one million dollars in fellowships to more than 100 graduate students. In keeping with the institute's mission to advance research in the fields of computing, data science, and information technology, fellowships provided through the Ken Kennedy Institute help to further the institute's goal of providing broad support for a strong community of research experimentation that challenges traditional disciplinary limits.
Each year the Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology accepts applications and nominations for Industry Sponsored Graduate Fellowships and CS&E Graduate Recruiting Fellowships for the academic year.
To be eligible, the candidate must be a master or doctoral level student in good standing at Rice University. See additional requirements for each of the different fellowships. All fellowships are subject to availability of funds.
Andrew Ladd Fellowship (Computer Science students only)
Submissions can be entered as a nomination by a faculty member or by a student (a letter of recommendation from a faculty member is required and should be sent directly to the Ken Kennedy Insitute at Rice University).
Applications must be submitted by the academic year deadline. Late submissions will not be accepted.
Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now closed. Please check this site for updates.
Before beginning the submission process please make sure you have the following information available to upload in pdf format:
Candidate’s transcript (the unofficial version available in Esther is sufficient)
One-page summary written by the candidate that addresses:
Short summary of research
Professional activities and leadership
Other extracurricular activities
A letter of recommendation from a faculty member (typically the students advisor) addressing the appropriateness of the candidate. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the recommendation letter is sent to the Ken Kennedy Institute. Letters in a sealed envelope can be dropped off at Duncan Hall room 1084, sent via campus mail to MS 39, or e-mailed from the faculty member to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Once you begin filling out the one-page web form you will NOT be able to exit and re-access your information.
The selection committee will review each application package and determine the fellowship recipients based on the strength of the application and the relevance to the fellowship.
Candidates will be notified of final fellowship decisions.
For more information contact:
The Ken Kennedy Institute for Information Technology
713 348 5823