Awards & Grants

College of Humanities faculty, staff, and students have won a wide array of awards, honors, fellowships and commendations.

Toni Lee Alexander and Tyler Meier received Awards for Excellence in honor of their outstanding efforts for the College of Humanities.

A message from our Dean:

Given the College of Humanities' high national ranking, it is no surprise that its faculty, staff, and students are among the University of Arizona's most decorated award winners. From their international translation prizes and federally funded research projects, to their prestigious teaching awards and national lifetime achievement honors, the people who comprise the College of Humanities are routinely recognized for the outstanding work they do in their disciplines, for the campus, and throughout the world. The list below is only a representative sample of the accolades COH's teachers, researchers, students, and leaders have earned recently, but it demonstrates well the level of engagement, commitment, and creativity that COH people bring to all of their projects. Straight to the goal! 

- Dean A-P Durand

Africana Studies

Bryan Carter
Connect Arizona Now: Digital Inclusion for Underserved Students and Communities of Southern Arizona (“Project CAN”)
Grants | Spring 2023
Erika Gault
Louisville Institute First Book Grants for Scholars of Color
Grants | 2018

Center for Buddhist Studies

Jiang Wu
Pacific Neighborhood Consortium (PNC) 2022 Best Poster Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2022

Center for Digital Humanities

Bryan Carter
CUES Distinguished Fellowships
Fellowships | 2021
Bryan Carter
Facebook Reality Lavs (FRL) Grants
Grants | 2021
Bryan Carter
University of Arizona Office of Research Challenge Grants
Grants | 2021
Bryan Carter
Tucson Presidio Trust
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Bryan Carter
Arizona Heritage Tours
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Bryan Carter
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Bryan Carter
Jacksonville Urban League
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Bryan Carter
Arizona Historical Society
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Bryan Carter
University of Arizona Provost's Investment Fund Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Bryan Carter
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Grants | 2020
Bryan Carter
Provosts Investment Fund
Grants | 2020
Bryan Carter
CUES Distinguished Fellowships
Fellowships | 2019
Bryan Carter
Knight Foundation: Shaping the Future of Technology in Museums.
Grants | 2019
Bryan Carter
National Science Foundation Grants “A Novel Architecture for Secure, Energy-Efficient Community-Edge-Clouds with Application in Harlem”
Grants | 2017

Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy

Beatrice Dupuy
Title VI Language Resource Center Grant
Grants | Fall 2022
Chantelle Warner
Title VI Language Resource Center Grant
Grants | Fall 2022
Chantelle Warner
US Department of Education Title VI National Language Resource Center Grant
Grants | Fall 2018

Center for English as a Second Language

Sumayya KR Granger
University of Arizona Award for Excellence
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2015

East Asian Studies

Albert Welter
East Asian Buddhist Interactions: Focus on Greater Hangzhou Region Connections with Japan during the Song Dynasty/Kamakura-Muromachi Periods
Grants | Spring 2023
Albert Welter
Numata Visiting Researcher Fellowships Khyentse Foundation Ryukoku University
Fellowships | 2021
Albert Welter
Numata Buddhist Studies Scholarship for Visiting Researchers
Fellowships | 2020
Albert Welter
A Tale of Two Stūpas: The Revival of Buddhism in Contemporary Hangzhou
Grants | 2019
Albert Welter
International conference Grants, “Creating the World of Chan/ Sŏn /Zen: Chinese Chan Buddhism and its Spread throughout East Asia”
Grants | 2017
Albert Welter
Hangzhou Buddhist Culture Project: “The Hangzhou Region and the Chinese Creation of East Asian Buddhism”
Grants | 2017
Ana Lent
The Japan Foundation Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2023
Brett Esaki
Chatfield Award for Anti-Racist Research, Teaching, or Service
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2023
Chen Chen
GPSC Peer Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Chen Chen
Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Grace Faerber
Boren Fellowships
Fellowships | 2020
Grace Faerber
COH Outstanding Senior Award
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2020
Hai Ren
Biosphere 2 Faculty Innovative Teaching Fellow
Fellowships | Fall 2022
Hai Ren
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminar , CO-PI
Grants | 2020
Hai Ren
Bayu Scholar, Chongqing, China
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2019
Hai Ren
Chongqing Bayu Scholar Distinguished Professor
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2018
Hai Ren
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Distinguished Professorship
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2018
Hai Ren
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Distinguished Professorship
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Hai Ren
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Distinguished Professorship
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016
Hai Ren
Institute of Semiotics and Media Studies Research Fellow, Sichuan University, China
Fellowships | Summer 2016
Heng Du
Early Career Fellowships Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
Fellowships | 2021
Huiqiao Yao
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Fellowship for Dissertation Writing
Grants | Fall 2022
Huiqiao Yao
Society for Ming Studies Travel Grant, James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation
Grants | Spring 2022
Huiqiao Yao
Predissertation Travel Grant from the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies
Grants | Fall 2020
Jiang Wu
Guggenheim Fellowship
Fellowships | Fall 2023
Jiang Wu
Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Grants
Grants | 2021
Jiang Wu
CAPLA Grassroots Seed Grants
Grants | 2021
Jingyi Li
Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship
Fellowships | Fall 2021
Joshua Schlachet
Japan Foundation Grants
Grants | 2021