Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is STaRT@Rice for Rice University undergraduate and graduate students only?

No. Participants can be enrolled in any full-time, accredited university or college. Additionally, STaRT@Rice is open to medical students and professionals or non-students.

Is STaRT@Rice for graduate students only?

No. Undergraduate participants are welcome, especially those planning to attend graduate school in the future.

Do I need to be a social sciences major (e.g., Psychology, Sociology, Economics, etc.) to participate?

No. But workshop content focuses on research methods specific to the social sciences.

How much does it cost to participate in the STaRT@Rice?

Please check back for STaRT@Rice 2024 pricing.

Are there scholarships to cover the STaRT@Rice participation fee?

Yes. STaRT@Rice aims to meet as much of requested financial need as possible through scholarships, which cover the participation fee. Scholarships are available for undergraduate and non-medical graduate level students. Scholarship recipients will be required to attend at least six workshops.

When is STaRT@Rice?

The program will take place on October 11-14, 2024.

Where will STaRT@Rice take place?

The program will be held mainly in Kraft Hall on the campus of Rice University. Maps are available on the STaRT@Rice website. Parking information can be found at

Do I need to attend the entire time?

In order to get the most out of this program, we strongly encourage participants to attend as many program events and workshops as possible. However, a la carte workshop options are available for those who can only attend a limited number. Scholarship recipients will be required to attend at least six workshops.

When can I apply?

Please check back for STaRT@Rice 2024 registration information. The registration will collect basic personal and demographic information. The scholarship application will include information regarding financial need. In addition, scholarship applicants will be required to submit a short statement about their contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion.