Amici di Via Gabina
Traveling Fellowship

The Amici di Via Gabina grants a summer traveling stipend for a student (undergraduate or graduate, including 5th year students) to provide a transformational opportunity in the study of architecture, art, history, archeology, language, music and culture. This award honors Dr. Walter Widrig and Dr. Philip Oliver-Smith, whose leadership in the Via Gabina excavation project for 14 years gave students opportunities to participate in their own transformational experiences. 

The fellowship is competitive based on submitted proposals for travel and study; travel that is primarily for the purposes of vacationing or academic tourism will not be funded.  Travel must be in Europe, with a preference given to applicants traveling or studying in Italy. Also, all proposals are welcome but priority will be given to self-created proposals over participating in existing programs.

Successful candidate(s) will be asked to submit a brief report at the end of the fellowship.

Deadline : Monday, March 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM

Funding Available: $5,000 

Where you can study/travel: Europe. Preference given to travel or study in Italy.

Who is eligible: Returning undergraduates, or graduate students.

How to apply:

  • Proposal of 250-500 words that includes a statement of travel ambitions, research goals, proposed itinerary, and estimated budget. Proposals should include a clear description of the academic goals of the travel. 
  • Resume/CV
  • Unofficial transcript

Selection Process: A panel of faculty from Humanities, Architecture, Music and Social Sciences will select the winner or winners.

Resources: Previous winners' applications and reports can be found on the Rice Alumni Networks page.

Contact : Dr. Danika Burgess Brown (, Dr. Jessica Khalaf (