Charles Rice Post-Graduate Research Fellowship

Providing Ursinus graduates with the means to design a post-graduate experience abroad during one full calendar year.

The Reverend Charles Rice excelled in connecting graduating students with external fellowships like the Watson Fellowship and Fulbright Scholar Program that allow students to design their own project and explore it globally. Students who seek to research and explore the intersectionality of faith and social justice will be eligible to receive this internal fellowship with the aim to create a publishable manuscript at the end of their fellowship year. Two fellowships of $15,000 will be awarded.

Project example: researching the effects of how Christian organizations have contributed constructively to post-conflict reconstruction in war-torn societies.

Current graduating seniors and recent alumni of the Classes of 2015-2018 are eligible to apply.

Application Requirements:

  • Contact Program Coordinator Angela Upright ( to express interest
  • Personal Statement
  • Project Description
  • 1 letter of recommendation 

Application Deadline: March 25th, 2019

This fellowship is funded through a generous grant from the Harold C. Smith Foundation. The Harold C. Smith Endowment for Christian Studies, Service, and Student Scholarships at Ursinus College aims to give students the opportunity to grow spiritually and intellectually as they engage in experiential learning, research, and service learning both domestically and abroad.