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Kinder Institute Affiliated Researchers Program

The Kinder Institute Affiliated Researchers Program includes two components -- Kinder Fellows and Kinder Scholars. The researchers who have these affiliations play a vital role in supporting the Kinder Institute's work as a "think-and-do thank" and help to advance understanding of the challenges -- and opportunities -- facing metro areas.


Kinder Fellows

Kinder Fellows include several categories of researchers:

  1. Program Directors who are actively participating in research projects at the Kinder Institute;
  2. Other Rice professors who maintain a long-term affiliation with the Kinder Institute and available to work on research projects, but are not paid on an ongoing basis;
  3. Senior researchers or subject-matter experts from other universities or institutions who maintain a long-term affiliation with the Kinder Institute and whose research interest is consistent with the Kinder Institute's overall mission;
  4. Any faculty member who is Principal Investigator on a project funded through RFP called by the Kinder Institute.
  5. Selection is by invitation only.

Click here to view the current Kinder Fellows


Kinder Scholars

Kinder Scholars are researchers who have their own funding sources but seek "soft" support from the Kinder Institute. Scholars may be professors and researchers, post-doctoral fellows, or graduate students who conduct high quality research on Houston here in town, or projects that are directly connected to the research programs of the Institute. This is a short-term appointment no more than a year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Only a limited number of Kinder Scholars will be selected each year. Download and submit a Kinder Scholar application form.

Click here to view the current Kinder Scholars