Medical Humanities Undergraduate Student Researcher
Faculty Request Form for Academic Year 2024-25

Faculty Mentors:

The Medical Humanities Research Institute is accepting requests for a Rice undergraduate student researcher to assist you with a medical humanities research project for the Fall 2024 and/or Spring 2025 semesters. Please note that only a limited number of projects will be selected for Academic Year 2024-2025. 

The deadline to request a student researcher for the academic year is April 22, 2024. Please complete the request form below.

These paid positions allow Rice undergraduate students to gain experience by assisting faculty members with their research or formal scholarship projects that engage healthcare and the humanities. In the past, students have supported the work of faculty members by writing literature reviews or promotional materials; helping manage and analyze qualitative data; assisting preparation of manuscripts for journal submission; conducting, coding and analyzing interviews; and helping produce deliverables including videos, slide decks and decision aids for use by patients, health care providers, and health care educators. Descriptions of research projects from Spring 2024 can be found on the MHRI website.

Faculty Mentors should provide sufficient opportunity for Rice students to devote 5 hours per week to the project for the Fall 2024 (September 3-December 17) and/or Spring 2025 (January 21 - May 6) semesters, excluding Rice holidays (winter recess, spring break, etc.). Here are the Rice Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 calendars. Students may complete some or most of this work independently.

If students require badging, security clearances, or HIPAA training, please help students complete these steps over the summer.

Student selection will occur during the summer (June 1-July 1), and Faculty Mentors of selected research projects must be available to review and rank student applications during this timeframe via email.

Please direct questions to:
Melissa Bailar, Executive Director, Medical Humanities Research Institute

Project Information for the Online Posting
1 or 2 semesters
Fall 2024, Spring 2025, or Academic Year 2024-25
For the online posting, 2-4 sentences describing the larger research project and the student research portion. Indicate how the student’s work would engage with medical humanities.
Steps the student will need to complete to begin work (badging, HIPAA or research training, background check, etc. All students will be required to complete specific
CITI IRB training modules.)
For Internal Use
Will students be required to work off campus? If so, will international students be eligible? Will students be able to walk or take public transportation?