Faculty Anand Scholarship

In November 1993, Khun Anand Panyarachun was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by UVic. Dr. Anand was Thailand’s first Ambassador to Canada (1969-72) and twice Prime Minister of Thailand, who is widely credited with restoring stability to Thai society and the country’s economy following the February 1991 military coup and the bloody May 1992 demonstrations in Bangkok. As part of his visit to UVic, Dr. Anand headlined a CAPI symposium focusing on democratic directions in Thailand (Dr. Anand is pictured above with long-time CAPI friend Jittiya Dearden and Thai students studying at UVic; photo courtesy past CAPI Director Bill Neilson).
In February 1996, Dr. Anand became UVic’s Honorary Patron in Thailand, a title reserved for “persons of great distinction who are held in high esteem in their country, and who have a particular friendship with and support of the University of Victoria.” The ceremony was overseen by UVic President David Strong at the residence of the Canadian Ambassador in Bangkok.
Since 1996, the Anand-UVic fund has been awarded through CAPI for deserving Thai graduate students studying at UVic and UVic faculty who conduct research in Thailand. All donations to the Fund have been made by Thai business leaders and companies in honour of Khun Anand.

Eligibility: UVic faculty member with research in Thailand

Deadline: rolling submission process

Contact: CAPI at 250-721-7020 or for more information

Fund guidelines

Unless otherwise specified, one half of the grant will be awarded upon the announcement of the award, and the remaining half will be awarded upon receipt of the 6-month progress report. 

This is a single time fund - successful applicants are not usually eligible for successive grants or awards from the Fund.

Matching funds - Applicants will improve their chances for funding if they can show that they have attracted matching or near-matching funds to support their proposed undertaking.

Financial reports - All awards are expected to be spent for the purposes specified in the application and approved by the Fund. A progress report and closing report must be submitted six months and one year, respectively, from the date of award confirmation. All reports are to be submitted to the Director, Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives, Sedgewick Building, Room C128. These reports will be forwarded to the Fund's co-directors, H.E. Anand Panyarachun and the president of the University of Victoria.

To apply

To apply, please submit the following:

  • A completed Application Form
  • Current resumé or CV
  • A research proposal (max. 2 pages)
  • Letter of support from your Department Chair