Distinguished Women Scholars Awards - Now Accepting Submissions

The Distinguished Women Scholars (DWS) selection committee welcomes proposals for the 2020-2021 academic year. Due to current travel restrictions and other COVID-19 measures, DWS events will be held remotely for the 2020-2021 academic year. COVID-19 has impacted women’s lives and careers – the DWS series is especially relevant during these times. Honorariums are normally $1,500+.

The Distinguished Women Scholars Awards are awarded to female-identifying academics who are external to UVic. They are nominated by UVic departments; the winners will give a lecture or participate in another public event of the department’s choice, and will have opportunities to meet and connect with students. The lecture series provides opportunities for UVic departments to create unique learning opportunities for their students and community.

To provide further flexibility in planning events, there will be two rounds of funding for this year. Nominations are due on:

  • October 15, 2020 (first round of funding)
  • January 15, 2021 (second round of funding)
For more information, please see the Call for Nominations on the Faculty Achievements page.