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Killam Research Fellowships

KILLAM Laureats


Building Canada's future through research.

What is this prize?

The Killam Research Fellowships 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

$70,000 a year (fellowship granted for two years)

How to Qualify

Apply to the Council.

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

For eligibility criteria and further information on these fellowships, see the Killam Research Fellowships Guidelines and the Killam Prizes website.



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Who created this prize?

These prizes, which are among the most distinguished research awards in Canada, were established by the Killam Trusts by means of 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

May, 2017


Prize Amount


By Application

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.