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Gateway Study of Leadership (GSL)

The Gateway Study of Leadership is a student-led fellowship housed in the School of Social Sciences. The goal of the fellowship is to conduct an interview-based research project that looks for leadership themes and lessons as offered by faculty members of Rice University. The fellows also host leadership breakfasts, lectures and other events with prominent leaders from Rice University and beyond.

Benefits of Participating 

  • Learn practical methods for qualitative social science research. Fellows learn the necessary steps toward successfully preparing, conducting, transcribing, and analyzing interviews. These skills are essential for any future field research and are especially important for competitive, prestigious scholarships such as the Fulbright Scholarship.
  • Access to leaders. Fellows meet in private gatherings with guests of the program to discuss leadership topics and gain insights into the professional world.
  • A collection of excerpts from the faculty interviews will be published in the Turning Points series.

Invitation for Applications 

The GSL program is pleased to invite applications for undergraduate fellows. The program provides a unique opportunity to collaborate in a large-scale social scientific research enterprise and to engage leaders on campus. The selected fellows will meet on a weekly basis as part of SOSC 322 – Gateway Study of Leadership to learn the essentials of undertaking an interview-based academic project, presenting findings and ideas. Additionally, breakfasts with distinguished guests will be scheduled throughout the semester.  

Application Process 

Submit the online application (click here for the application) and your resume by email to Associate Dean Ipek Martinez (ipek@rice.edu) no later than August, 23rd, 2015. *NEW DEADLINE*  Up to 15 students will be selected for the 2015-2016 academic year.

2015-2016 GSL Team


Brad Hamilton  Giray Oszeker 
Bradley Hamilton
Mathematical Economic Analysis, Managerial Studies
Giray Ozseker


Turning Points Director

Mary Charlotte Carroll 
Mary Charlotte Carroll


Fellows (To Be Announced)

Program Archives

2014-2015 GSL Team Information 

2013-2014 GSL Team Information 

2012-2013 GSL Team Information 

2011-2012 GSL Team Information 

Turning Points Series

Turning Points Series IV
The Turning Points series is now available for viewing at the Woodson Research Center in Fondren Library and online at http://turningpoints.rice.edu/home/browse-by-school/.