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

Bryan Carter

Arizona Historical Society
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
University of Arizona Provost's Investment Fund Award
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2020
Provosts Investment Fund
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2020
CUES Distinguished Fellowships
Center for Digital Humanities
Fellowships | 2019
Knight Foundation: Shaping the Future of Technology in Museums.
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2019
National Science Foundation Grants “A Novel Architecture for Secure, Energy-Efficient Community-Edge-Clouds with Application in Harlem”
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2017

Bryn Sharp

University of Arizona Robie Medal
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2019

Caleb Simmons

University of Arizona Early Career Award
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Academic Leadership Institute Selection
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Carine Bourget

National Endowment for the Humanities--Humanities Initiatives
French and Italian
Grants | 2020

Carmen King de Ramirez

Fulbright (García-Robles Border Scholar)
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Spring 2022
Mellon-Fronteridades Faculty Fellowship
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Fall 2021
Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Grant
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Fall 2021

Chantelle Warner

ACTFL Research Priorities Grants
German Studies
Grants | Spring 2020
US Department of Education Title VI National Language Resource Center Grant
Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy
Grants | Fall 2018

Chelsea Forer

COH Outstanding Senior Award
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2019

Chen Chen

GPSC Peer Award
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021
Katheryne B. Willock Library Research Award
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Colleen Lucey

Association for Women in Slavic Studies, Honorable Mention for best article in Slavic women's and gender studies
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2019
Fisher Fellowships
Russian and Slavic Studies
Fellowships | 2019
U.S. Department of State Peer-to-Peer Grants
Russian and Slavic Studies
Grants | 2018

Courtney Friesen

COH Teaching and Outreach Grants
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2018
Paul J. Achtemeier Award for New Testament Scholarship, Society of Biblical Literature
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016

Cynthia White

AZ Humanities Grants
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2021
AZ Humanities Grants
French and Italian
Grants | 2021

Daisy Vargas

Public Humanities Fellowships, Lived Religion in the Digital Age Research Initiative
Religious Studies and Classics
Fellowships | 2021
Young Scholars in American Religion Program
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2020
Center for Religion and the City Summer Research Grants
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2019

Denis Provencher

Richard Ruiz Diversity Leadership Faculty Award
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2022
Research Chair Award University of Ottawa
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Derek Foehrkolb

COH Outstanding Senior Award
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Diana Avdeeva

Graduate College Fellowship
Russian and Slavic Studies
Fellowships | Spring 2022

Diana Delgado

Arizona Commission on the Arts, Research and Development Grants
Poetry Center
Grants | Fall 2021

Eleni Hasaki

National Endowment for the Humanities--Digital Humanities Advancement Grant
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2021

Emily Allerton

COH Outstanding Senior Award
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Erika Gault

Louisville Institute First Book Grants for Scholars of Color
Africana Studies
Grants | 2018

Frances Lee Forbes

COH Outstanding Senior Award
Russian and Slavic Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2019

Grace Faerber

Boren Fellowships
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2020
COH Outstanding Senior Award
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2020

Hai Ren

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminar , CO-PI
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2020
Bayu Scholar, Chongqing, China
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2019
Chongqing Bayu Scholar Distinguished Professor
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2018
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Distinguished Professorship
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2018
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Distinguished Professorship
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2017
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute Distinguished Professorship
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2016
Institute of Semiotics and Media Studies Research Fellow, Sichuan University, China
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | Summer 2016

Hannah Dahl

COH Outstanding Senior, Honorable Mention
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2018

Harris Kornstein

George H. Davis Travel Fellowship
Public and Applied Humanties
Grants | Spring 2022