The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, including people with disabilities.
Please refer to the complete Guidelines and Nomination Form [PDF, 311.8 KB].
Discover the 2012 Prize Winners!
Every year the Killam Program offers awards to outstanding Canadian scholars working in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences and engineering. These awards are among Canada’s most distinguished research awards. They are made possible through the Killam Trusts by a bequest of Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam, and a gift she made before her death in 1965. Recipients are chosen by a committee of 15 eminent Canadian scholars appointed by the Canada Council.
Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).
June 15, 2013: (2014 Awards)
If this date falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day. Your completed nomination and all required support material must be postmarked on or before the deadline date. The Canada Council for the Arts will not accept nominations postmarked after the deadline, incomplete nominations, or those submitted by fax or email.
Up to 5 prizes valued at $100,000 each.
By nomination only
Scholars may not apply for the Killam Prizes; they must be nominated by an expert in their field.
Killam Prizes are intended for Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and distinguished contribution, over a significant period, to scholarly research. Their outstanding achievements must have been clearly demonstrated already, and they are expected to make further contributions to scholarly research.
Luiza Pereira, Program Officer
Endowments and Prizes
Canada Council for the Arts
350 Albert Street, P.O. Box 1047
Ottawa ON K1P 5V8
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4086