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Killam Prizes

KILLAM Laureats


Winners of the Killam Prize expand the frontiers of our understanding of the world with boldness and determination.

What is this prize?

The Killam Prizes are awarded to active Canadian scholars who have made a significant and remarkable contribution to their respective fields in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, health sciences or engineering.

Prize amount

Up to five prizes of $100,000 each (one prize per discipline)

How to qualify

Nominations must be submitted to the Council by an expert in the same field as the nominee.

A peer assessment committee will select the recipients from among all nominees.

For eligibility criteria, the nomination form and further information on these prizes, see the Killam Prizes Guidelines and the Killam Prizes website.



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Who created this prize?

These prizes, which are among most distinguished research awards in Canada, were established by the Killam Trusts thanks to a bequest and gift of Mrs. Dorothy J. Killam in memory of her husband, Izaak Walton Killam, and his outstanding achievements.

Further Information

Luiza Pereira

Program Officer


613-566-4414, ext. 4086

Toll free: 1-800-263-5588, ext. 4086

TTY: 1-866-585-5559

Next Deadline

June, 2017


Prize Amount


By Nomination

Note that some guidelines are not up to date, and reflect the previous Prize administration processes. Guidelines will be gradually updated over the coming months.

Cumulative list of winners

We are committed to equity in all our activities, including the administration of our prizes.