Office of Research
Office of Research
6100 Main Street, MS 603
Houston, TX 77005
Campus Physical Location:
315 Allen Center
Over the next several decades, Rice University will comfortably secure its place as one of the world’s major research universities. Scholars from around the world will seek out Rice for its world-class infrastructure and innovative collaborations, and in turn will themselves help to shape Rice’s culture for their own research needs. Learn more.
The Office of Fellowships and Undergraduate Research (OFUR) helps Rice undergraduates, graduate students and recent alumni find additional academic opportunities beyond the classroom. In addition to our programs, this website serves as a gateway to research experiences and fellowships at Rice and beyond. We invite you to join the OFUR Owlspace page to explore and discover the possibilities. Learn more.
Founded in 1993, the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy has established itself as one of the premier nonpartisan public policy think tanks in the country. The institute ranks ninth among university-affiliated think tanks worldwide, 18th among U.S. think tanks and fourth among energy resource think tanks, according to a 2014 study by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program. As an integral part of Rice University, the Baker Institute has a strong track record of achievement based on the work of its endowed fellows, Rice faculty scholars and staff. Learn more. Learn more.
The BioScience Research Collaborative is an innovative space where scientists and educators from Rice University and other Texas Medical Center institutions work together to perform leading research that benefits human medicine and health. Thoughtfully designed to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary interactions among interinstitutional researchers, the BRC is equipped for cutting-edge laboratory, theoretical and computational investigations. Research encompasses a wide range of disciplines from chemistry to bioengineering and focuses largely on improving human wellness through science. More than just a building, the BRC is a catalyst for new and better ways for researchers to collaborate, explore, learn and lead. Learn more.
In February 2010, Rice University officially launched the Institute for Urban Research, under the direction of sociology professors Stephen L. Klineberg and Michael O. Emerson, to offer a model of how research universities and cities can work together to strengthen urban life. On Nov. 17, 2010, Houston philanthropists Rich and Nancy Kinder announced a $15 million gift to the university to support the institute’s expanded research in Houston and other major cities around the world. In their honor, the institute was renamed the Kinder Institute for Urban Research.