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Sara Spencer Foundation Award

These awards are intended to encourage Social Scientists in cultural, environmental, and social studies, with a particular reference to the Capital Regional District. The proceeds of a fund established by the Sara Spencer Foundation and administered by the University of Victoria Foundation will be used to provide individual awards in amounts up to a maximum of $3000 to superior students to assist with the cost of research in the applied areas of Social Sciences. The award will normally only be given to support research which is directly related to the student’s thesis or dissertation and has been approved by the student’s supervisory committee.


up to $3000

Application deadline

TBD for 2024

How to apply

New application process as of 2023:  apply via Online Tools at

For more information about this award please contact

Retaining funding

Ongoing UVic graduate funding requires students to maintain a minimum level of academic standing and some ongoing maintenance.