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. More information on the Killam Trusts.
Killam Program - University Visits
Five prizes of $100,000 are awarded each year in recognition of outstanding career achievements (1 prize in each of the 5 fields).
Nomination deadline for 2014 prizes: June 15, 2013
If the competition deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Guidelines and Nomination Form
Killam Research Fellowships
Fellowships are awarded each year, normally to full professors at Canadian universities and research institutes, who have an outstanding reputation in their area of research. The fellowship provides 2 years of release time (valued at $70,000 per year).
Application deadline for 2014 fellowships: May 15, 2013. If the competition deadline falls on a weekend or statutory holiday, the deadline moves to the next business day.
Online application system