On June 19, 2020, the School of Humanities and Fondren Library at Rice
University were pleased to announce the creation of three new funding
The Reginald Moore Internship in Activism and Social Justice supports
a Rice undergraduate student in the humanities doing work with a
community organization related to these subjects.
The Reginald Moore Internship in Public Humanities supports a Rice
graduate student in the humanities working with a community
organization to bring humanities scholarship and research to audiences
beyond the academy.
The Reginald Moore Travel Grant for Research in Activism and Social
Justice is an annual travel grant to support researchers traveling to
the Woodson Research Center to work on these subjects. Researchers
are welcome regardless of academic status. Projects typically include
historical research in support of papers, exhibits, creative writing,
documentaries, dissertations, journalism, or similar creative
ventures. Funds may be used to cover the cost of travel (such as
airfare, mileage, parking), lodging, and meals. Applicants should live
further than 50 miles from Rice University and should not be current
Rice University students or employees.
All three awards are named in honor of Reginald Moore, longtime
Houston-area activist and nationally recognized founder of the Convict
Leasing and Labor Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is
to unearth the history of the convict leasing system and raise
awareness about its legacies today.