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Our graduate students are the recipients of numerous external funding grants (e.g., grants from the Ford Foundation, Smithsonian, Mellon/ACLS, Fulbright, AAUW, NSF, NSF-IGERT) as well as research and fellowship awards within the College and the Graduate School. From 2010-2015 ARHU students have won the following:

  • 8 Distinguished Dissertation Awards 
  • 68 Wylie Dissertation Awards
  • 91 Summer Research Fellows
  • 15 McNair Fellows
  • 39 Flagship Fellows
  • Endowed Awards:
    • 3 Mabel Spencer Award for Excellence in Graduate Achievement;
    • 2 Phi Delta Gamma Graduate Fellowships
    • 3 Michael Pelczar Award for Excellence in Graduate Study
  • 10 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellows (new award in 2013)
  • 8 All-STAR Fellows (new award in 2013)

What does research look like in the arts and humanities?

The College of Arts and Humanities has received several prestigious awards and fellowships in recent years, honoring faculty, departments, and research centers engaged in interdisciplinary projects. For example, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities and the Department of Theatre recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to develop a Web-based collaborative tool that allows scholars to create 3-dimensional models of pre-19th century theater buildings. Read More The Department of Linguistics garnered a $3 million IGERT Award from the National Science Foundation for an interdisciplinary graduate training program in Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity.  Read More

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ARHU Insights: ARHU faculty share insights on a wide range of research influences and experiences in this intimate series of first-person, documentary style video portraits. Visit to hear directly from our faculty on what research means to them.