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

Jacksonville Urban League

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Academic Leadership Institute Selection

Aileen Feng
French and Italian
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

University of Arizona Early Career Award

Caleb Simmons
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Japan Foundation Grants

Joshua Schlachet
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2021

Arizona Historical Society

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Academic Leadership Institute Selection

Caleb Simmons
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Japan Foundation Grants

Takashi Miura
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2021

University of Arizona Provost's Investment Fund Award

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Residential Fellowships Institute for Advances Study in Princeton

Takashi Miura
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2021

University of Arizona Office of Research Faculty or Administrator Seed Grants

Anita Huizar-Hernández
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | 2021

French Government Tournées Film Festival Grants

Lucy Swanson
French and Italian
Grants | 2021

Public Humanities Fellowships, Lived Religion in the Digital Age Research Initiative

Daisy Vargas
Religious Studies and Classics
Fellowships | 2021

University of Arizona Native American Student Affairs 2020-2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award

Kharen Morgan
East Asian Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2021

AZ Humanities Grants

Cynthia White
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2021

Chatfield Outstanding Tenured Researcher Award

Ana Carvalho
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Fall 2021

CERCLL Awards 2021 Fellowshipss

Kris Aric Knisely
French and Italian
Fellowships | 2021

French Government Tournées Film Festival Grants

Kris Aric Knisely
French and Italian
Grants | 2021

Tulliola- Renato Filippelli” World Award Winner of the foreign section E

Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

National Endowment for the Humanities--Digital Humanities Advancement Grant

Eleni Hasaki
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2021

Humanities Board of Directors

Albrecht Classen
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

ACLS Digital Extension Grants

Jonathan Jae-an Crisman
Public and Applied Humanities
Grants | 2021

US Department of Education Title VI NRCS Grants

Anastasiia Gordiienko
Russian and Slavic Studies
Grants | 2021

Mellon-Fronteridades Faculty Fellowship

Carmen King de Ramirez
Spanish and Portuguese
Fellowships | Fall 2021

AZ Humanities Grants

Cynthia White
French and Italian
Grants | 2021

Japan Foundation Doctoral Fellowship

Jingyi Li
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | Fall 2021

AZ Humanities Grants

Katia Bezerra
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | 2021

Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) Faculty Grant

Carmen King de Ramirez
Spanish and Portuguese
Grants | Fall 2021

University of Arizona Award for Excellence

Nichole Guard
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Public Knowledge Grants

Sarah Kortemeier
Poetry Center
Grants | Fall 2021

Society for Classical Studies Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Classics at College Level

Robert Groves
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

COH Graduate Student Research Grant

Junyuan Chen
East Asian Studies
Grants | Fall 2021

Classical Association of the Middle West and South Grants

Robert Groves
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2021

University of Arizona Five Star Faculty or Administrator Award

Robert Stephen
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations--National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages Graduate Students Research Support Award

Junyuan Chen
East Asian Studies
Grants | Winter 2021

University of Arizona Office of Digital Learning Technology Innovations in Digital Learning Seed Grants

Robert Groves
Religious Studies and Classics
Grants | 2021

Early Career Fellowships Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Program in China Studies

Heng Du
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2021

University of Arizona Provost Office Arizona Champion Award

Kristin Doran
Spanish and Portuguese
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

University of Arizona Leicester and Kathryn Sherrill Creative Teaching Award

Joela Jacobs
German Studies
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2021

Numata Buddhist Studies Scholarship for Visiting Researchers

Albert Welter
East Asian Studies
Fellowships | 2020

Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2020

Mormon History Association's "Best First Book" Award

Konden Smith Hansen
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2020

Wabash Center Fellowship for the Early Career Religion Faculty Workshop

Kristy Slominski
Religious Studies and Classics
Fellowships | Spring 2020

Provosts Investment Fund

Bryan Carter
Center for Digital Humanities
Grants | 2020

COH Distinguished Teaching Award

Robert Stephan
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | Spring 2020

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Sawyer Seminar , CO-PI

Hai Ren
East Asian Studies
Grants | 2020

The Stevens Foundation Research Grants

Liudmila Klimanova
Russian and Slavic Studies
Grants | 2020

ACTFL Research Priorities Grants

Peter Ecke
German Studies
Grants | 2020

Deutsch macht Spaß Grants

Peter Ecke
German Studies
Grants | 2020

Young Scholars in American Religion Program

Daisy Vargas
Religious Studies and Classics
Honors, Prizes, Awards | 2020

National Endowment for the Humanities--Humanities Initiatives

Carine Bourget
French and Italian
Grants | 2020