Rice is jump-starting a new endowed postdoctoral fellow program (think Harvard Society of Fellows/Berkeley Miller Institute). The first set of fellows is going to be "health-related research" themed, with subsequent cohorts of fellows having different themes. Here is an announcement with additional information, if you or someone you know is interested:
The Rice University Academy of Fellows is accepting applications for its first cohort of scholars through January 11, 2016. Scholars who want to pursue health-related research can find details and apply at http://www.riceacademy.rice.edu. Applicants must have earned their doctoral degree between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2016, and postdoctoral fellows are expected to begin September 1, 2016. All Rice professors are eligible to host Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows.
Joining the Rice University Academy of Fellows is a fantastic opportunity for young scholars. The postdoctoral fellows will join a dynamic intellectual community led by the Rice Academy Faculty Fellows. The standard stipend is $60,000 (the advisor, host department, or some other entity must contribute towards the stipend $20,000 and the corresponding fringe). Rice Academy Postdoctoral Fellows take a concurrent adjunct non-tenure track faculty appointment.