The Canada Council for the Arts is committed to equity and inclusion, and welcomes applications from diverse Aboriginal, cultural and regional communities, and from people with disabilities.
Please refer to the complete Guidelines and Nomination Form [PDF, 334.1 KB].
Discover the 2015 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).
15 June, 2016: (2017 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 active (not retired) Canadian scholars who have made a substantial and distinguished contribution, over a significant period, to scholarly research.
In keeping with the Canada Council’s commitment to equity and inclusion, the Killam Program encourages the participation of women scholars and researchers.
Luiza Pereira, Program Officer
1-800-263-5588 (toll-free) or 613-566-4414, ext. 4086