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UT Ranks 8th for NEH Fellowships

Da Vinci Vitruve Luc ViatourAs we aspire to Top 25 status, it’s important to note the areas where we’ve already hit the mark.

UT is a national leader in National Endowment for the Humanities research fellowships.

We rank eighth in the nation, with ten fellowship awards received from 2005 to 2012. We share this esteemed position with the University of California, Irvine; the University of Chicago; the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Vanderbilt University, and the University of Virginia.

NEH research fellowships are among the most prestigious awards in the humanities. In the last five competitions, the NEH fellowship program received more than 1,200 applications per year and awarded fewer than 100 per year.

Our NEH recipients include Janet Atwill, professor of English; J.P. Dessel, associate professor of history; Hilde De Weerdt, assistant professor of history and currently at Oxford University; James Fitzgerald, professor of religious studies and currently at Brown University; Dorothy Habel, professor of art history and director of the School of Art; Thomas Heffernan, the Kenneth Curry Professor in the Humanities and director of the UT Humanities Center; Heather Hirschfeld, associate professor of English and director of the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; Vejas Liulevicius, professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of War and Society; Roy M. Liuzza, professor of English; and David Reidy, professor of philosophy and head of the philosophy department.