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UT Ranks #9 in Nation for NEH Fellowships Awarded Since 2005

Two professors in the College of Arts and Sciences—Sara Ritchey and Anne-Hélène Miller—were awarded yearlong fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support their research into medieval history and literature.

Ritchey, associate professor of history, and Miller, assistant professor of French, both received grants of $60,000, the only two NEH fellowships given to researchers at Tennessee universities.

Both professors have appointments with the Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UT’s internationally acclaimed center for the study of history and culture from approximately 300 to 1700 AD.

Since the start of the the program in 1967, UT faculty have been awarded 32 NEH fellowships, 18 of those since 2005 when the Office of Research and Engagement created a position to assist faculty in the pursuit of humanities awards. The 18 NEH fellowships rank UT ninth in the nation in the number of these prestigious awards received since ORE started this initiative.

Read about Miller and Ritchey’s fellowships at