Request for Proposals: Paris Center Faculty Conferences and Research Meetings

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 (found in the Rice Global Paris documentation Box folder):


  • 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 Rice Global Paris documentation Box folder which presents Center 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 September 6, 2024. Proposals should be for research conferences, workshops, summits, and substantial meetings for Spring 2025, Summer 2025 and Fall 2025.

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

Future RFPs are planned for December and May each year.

Contact for questions or assistance with your submissions.

See our Box folder with Center information, including possible conference room layouts and residence information.