Paris Center RFP

Request for Paris Center Proposals

Faculty Conferences and Research Meetings - Rice Global Paris Center Request for Proposals:
The Vice President for Global invites faculty, departments, and schools to submit proposals for the third year of programming at the Rice Global Paris Center. We welcome ideas that further the strategic goals of the University, a School, or a Department through research collaborations, international workshops, or by solidifying partnerships in Europe. A description of Fall 2023 and Spring/Summer 2024 activities can be found here.

Submit your proposals to, including the following:


• Successful applicants will demonstrate how their project aligns with the strategic priorities of their school, department, or institute.

• Schools and departments are welcome to propose a series of events/conferences that further unit and university priorities.

• Travel to the Center and lodging in Paris are not generally awarded. Upon award, if not before, applicants are encouraged to seek additional funding from their departments, schools, institutes, or other sources for travel to the center and lodging while in Paris.

• Conferences with international co-conveners or collaborators are encouraged.

• When preparing their proposals, applicants are advised to consult the documentation presenting the Rice Global Center (Box link here) and various associated guideline documents to familiarize themselves with the Center’s location and capacity, and to appropriately plan their budgets, accommodation needs, catering needs, etc.

The Rice Global Paris Center will host the majority of projects and convenings; however, if the number of participants is large or requires an auditorium space, your project may use a number of nearby partner spaces in and around the Marais. This will also have an impact on the overall budget.

Proposal deadlines - the deadline for this round of proposals will be April 5, 2024. Proposals should be for research conferences, workshops, summits, and substantial meetings for Fall 2024, Spring 2025 and Summer 2025.

Decisions for this RFP will be made by the faculty Global Education Advisory Committee in April.

A second request for proposals will open in May for additional Summer 2025 proposals, and future RFPs are planned for December and May each year.

Contact for questions or assistance with your submissions.

Take a look at our Rice Global Paris Center and Residence youtube video and our Box folder with Center information, including possible conference room layouts and residence information, to learn more about the space.

Paris Center *Course* Proposals:
Vice President for Global invites Rice University faculty to submit proposals for courses at the Rice Global Paris Center in the spring or summer of 2024. Courses can be new (pending the required approvals) or previously taught, and should offer compelling reasons for taking place in Paris or for taking place during the 2024 Olympics in Paris (July 26, 2024 - August 11, 2024).

Rice Global Paris Center Support:
The Rice Global Paris center will provide all logistical and administrative support for hosting courses in Paris, preparing students for departure, and providing safe accommodation while in Paris. Faculty teaching courses will receive a summer salary supplement and travel stipend, and tuition will be collected by RGP and used to cover course costs.

Information about course dates:
We are accepting proposals for the following timeframe, but we welcome ideas for short courses or intensives during the fall:

  • Spring Break 2024: Proposals for a weeklong immersive experience that is part of an already existing spring semester course during Rice university's spring break (March 9 - 17, 2024).
  • Summer 2024: Proposals should be for short courses or intensives during the summer of 2024 - see proposal template for session dates.

Submit your proposals to, and include:

  • Completed short proposal template
  • A letter of support from your department chair and dean
  • A syllabus, if the course has been previously taught

Proposal deadline: This round of proposals will be due by September 15, 2023. Proposals should be for short courses or intensives during spring break or the summer of 2024, though we welcome ideas for short courses or intensive during the fall.

The faculty Global Education Advisory Committee will review submitted proposals and will make decisions in late September/early October 2023. Rice Global staff will work with faculty to create an application process for courses that will open in Fall of 2023.

Contact for questions or assistance with your submissions.