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.
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.
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.
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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.
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