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

Aileen Feng

Academic Leadership Institute Selection
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Renaissance Society of America Research Fellowships
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2018
Villa I Tatti, Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Fellow, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2016
COH Distinguished Teaching Award
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2016

Albert Welter

Numata Visiting Researcher Fellowships Khyentse Foundation Ryukoku University
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2021
Numata Buddhist Studies Scholarship for Visiting Researchers
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2020
A Tale of Two Stūpas: The Revival of Buddhism in Contemporary Hangzhou
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2019
International conference Grants, “Creating the World of Chan/ Sŏn /Zen: Chinese Chan Buddhism and its Spread throughout East Asia”
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2017
Hangzhou Buddhist Culture Project: “The Hangzhou Region and the Chinese Creation of East Asian Buddhism”
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2017

Albrecht Classen

Tulliola- Renato Filippelli” World Award Winner of the foreign section E
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Humanities Board of Directors
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
DAAD AA Excellence Award in International Exchange
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2020
Speaker at the 2019 TedEx Talks, University of Arizona
German Studies
Fellowships | Spring 2019
Eic Travel Award, Humanities Open Access
German Studies
Fellowships | 2018
Grand Knight Commander of the Most Noble Order of the Three Lions for outstanding services to German and Medieval Studies
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Award for Excellence in Leadership and Service, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2017
Michael Delhoyde Award for Distinguished Contributions in Editing, Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2016
NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising, Certificate of Merit (Faculty or Administrator Advising Category)
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016
Excellence in Academic Advising Faculty or Administrator Advisory Award
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2015

Alexandra Johnson

Fulbright Grants
German Studies
Grants | 2021

Amy Warren

University of Arizona Award for Excellence
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Ana Carvalho

National Endowment for the Humanities--Humanities Initiatives at HSIs
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | 2020

Ana Carvalho

COH Faculty Research Grant
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Spring 2022
Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2021

Ana Cornide

COH Distinguished Teaching Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty or Administrator Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016

Anastasiia Gordiienko

University of Arizona Provost’s Author Support Fund
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
The First Book Subvention Program of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
US Department of Education Title VI NRCS Grants
Russian and Slavic Studies
Grants | 2021

Anders Thomas Peterson

Margaret M. Briehl and Dennis T. Ray Five Star Faculty or Administrator Award
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2016

Andrea Holm

COH Teaching and Outreach Grant
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2022
UA Provost's Investment Fund, Graduate Writing Institute
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
National Endowment for the Humanities--American Rescue Plan
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Fall 2021
USR Foundation--Education, Exchanges, and Community Building Grant
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2019
Marshall Foundation Grant
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2018
University of Arizona Inclusive Excellence Grant
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2018
COH Teaching and Outreach Grant
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2017
University of Arizona Commission on the Status of Women Mini Grant
Writing Skills Improvement Program
Grants | Spring 2016

Anita Huizar-Hernández

University of Arizona Office of Research Faculty or Administrator Seed Grants
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | 2021
Scholar in Residence, University of New Mexico Center for Regional Studies
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Spring 2018

Anne-Marie Engels-Brooks

Excellence in Global Service By University of Arizona Global
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2018

Aurelia Mouzet

CNRS and University of Arizona International Research Center Fellowships
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2021

Barbara W Citera

National Endowment for the Humanities--Dialogues with Veterans’ Program
German Studies
Grants | Spring 2020

Bryan Carter

CUES Distinguished Fellowships
Center for Digital Humanities
Fellowships | 2021
Facebook Reality Lavs (FRL) Grants
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2021
University of Arizona Office of Research Challenge Grants
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2021
Tucson Presidio Trust
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Arizona Heritage Tours
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Charities Aid Foundation of America
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Jacksonville Urban League
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021